Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Ruth Meta Kiehne Yarro

    March 3, 1919-Nov. 28, 2013
    Ruth Yarro was called home on her favorite holiday, Thanksgiving Day, to be with the love of her life, Ralph Sr, at age 94.
    Ruth Yarro began her life on a freezing morning in March in Thiefriver Falls, Minn. Her family all lived on a farm with her mother Marta, her father Paul and sisters Elli, Paula and Gertrude. Because of the 40-below-zero weather, the family moved to a farm in Addison, Ill., just outside Chicago, where two more sisters and a brother joined the family.
    Ruth met her husband Ralph Sr. in nearby Melrose Park, Ill., where they were married. In 1953, Ruth and Ralph packed up the family and moved to Pacific Palisades, Calif., with their three daughters and one son. Ruth lived there for 45 years. Her husband Ralph passed in 1983. Ruth lived in Palisades and was visited by her children and grandchildren whom she loved.
    Ruth was an excellent sewer for her family and loved the many family gatherings, where she loved to cook her Italian spaghetti for her family. Ruth was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great great-grandmother. She was a loving wife to Ralph Sr. She loved her four children. Ruth was a person of selfless service, compassion, generosity, love and happiness.
    Thanksgiving Day was her favorite day, and a time of creating her famous German fruit strudel, pumpkin pies, turkey and all the stuffing that we all so loved. The love mom always put into our lives was incredible.
    Mom is survived by Lorraine Bernardy of Newport Beach, Calif.; Ralph Jr of Sun Valley, Idaho, and Provo, Utah; Carol Goodwin and daughter Ann Goodwin of Sun Valley, Idaho; Shirley Yancey of Phoenix, Ariz.; and all of the husbands and wives, as well as 11 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
    Mom spent her last days with her daughter Carol in Sun Valley, Idaho. Mom’s favorite vacation was her trips with her husband, Ralph Sr. and family, to the island of Moorea, Tahiti—sun and warm water. They loved Tahiti and would return often.
    The celebration of Ruth’s life was held in Provo on Dec 14, 2013, with Ruth’s daughters, son and immediate family. She was dearly loved. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Blaine County Senior Center.

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