Ruth Ardean Calvin

Date of Birth

June 18, 1928

Date of Death

November 24, 2016

Ruth Ardean Calvin, 88, of Carpinteria California, passed away on November 24, 2016. She was born on June 18, 1928 in Grandfield, Oklahoma to John Berry Robertson and Maude (Logan) Robertson, and was the youngest of their seven children. As a teenager, Ruth moved to Glendale, Ca. where she attended College and later married Malcolm Lee Hoffert. Ruth had a variety of careers throughout her life. She was a mother extraordinaire, and also an administrative assistant both at Lockheed and UCSB. In the 1970’s, following her divorce, Ruth became a successful real estate agent for Sunset Realty. Soon after she met and married the love her life, John Henry Calvin. Together they pursued and enjoyed their shared passions for worldwide travel and the fine arts.

Ruth Ardean Calvin is survived by her children: Jen Ray (Rita Ralston), Rebecca McCloud, Barry Hoffert (Kim Hoffert, Robert and Ashley Boileau,) and grandchildren; Justin Ray, Devin Ray, Lincoln Nordby (Kristina Nordby) and Shiloh Nordby (Sara Roth); great grandson Garrett Nordby; two of her sisters, Kate Palmer and Ruby Ellis, and numerous nephews and nieces.

A celebration of Ruth Ardean Calvin’s life will be held on December 27, 2016 at 11:30 at Stella Mares, 50 Los Patos Way, Santa Barbara, Ca. Family and Friends are welcome to attend and share fond memories of Ruth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Visiting Nurses Association/Hospice, or the Santa Barbara Foodbank.


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