Ruth Evelyn (Canterbury) Gerringer, age 96, passed away surrounded by her children in her home at Bethel Retirement Community in Modesto on Thursday, June 7, 2018. Born in 1922 in a farmhouse in rural Broomfield just north of Denver, Ruth attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and worked as a Harvey Girl before marrying Theodore (Ted) Gerringer on September 5, 1942. She lived in Rocky Ford, Colorado while Ted was stationed in England in WWII, and following the war they farmed near Rocky Ford.
Ruth and Ted moved from Colorado to the San Diego area in 1954, and relocated to Modesto in 1961 where Ted represented the Texas Refinery Corporation, assisted by Ruth from their home office. Ruth and Ted were very active in a number of volunteer capacities at church throughout the sixties and seventies. They enjoyed square dancing with the Golden Squares and they also traveled to Puerto Rico, Acapulco, Hawaii, and throughout the United States.
Ruth is survived by her four children, Bob (Connie) Gerringer, Chuck (Julie) Gerringer, Stephen (Destiny) Gerringer and Diane (Bob) Myers; five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren (with one more on the way).
A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Allen Mortuary, 247 N. Broadway, Turlock, CA. Please share your memories at www.AllenMortuary.com.