Ruth St. Oegger

1923 - 2013, Santa Barbara

05/14/1923 — 09/25/2013

Long time Santa Barbara resident Ruth St. Oegger, age 90, passed away on September 25, 2013 at the Maravilla Retirement Community.

Ruth was born in Oklahoma to Roy and Ethel Summers. Following her graduation from high school she moved to Los Angeles. There, she joined the Woman’s Marine core as a secretary, serving during World War II. After the war Ruth moved to Glendale and worked at the telephone company as a switch-board operator.

She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth St. Oegger who died July 30, 2001. She met her husband Ken at a bar in Glendale California and they were married for 52 years. She travelled with him during his racing career throughout the western states and Hawaii, after which they retired to Santa Barbara to raise their family in the early sixties. During their marriage they continued travelling through Europe and New Zealand and then later with their sons in western North America. Ruth volunteered with several local organizations, including pet therapy and the Santa Barbara Yacht Club Women’s Group. She loved dogs, especially poodles, having owned several over her lifetime. She is survived by her three sons and six grandchildren.

Her ashes will be sprinkled at sea so that she may join her husband and sister.

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