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Ruth Lorraine Kuh
March 10, 1928 ~ August 30, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old
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Ruth Lorraine Kuh
March 10, 1928 – August 30, 2023
Resident of Escondido, CA
Ruth passed away peacefully on her journey to heaven on August 30, 2023 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. Ruth was born to Herman and Amelia Schutt in Saginaw, MI and is one of ten children. After graduating high school, she had a brief stint as an operator with Michigan Bell before enrolling at Michigan State University in Lansing. Before heading off to college, she embarked on a “Thelma and Louise” type road trip to California with her best friend where they met several Hollywood celebrities. She often shared stories of her encounters there and vowed that one day she would return to California to live.
At Michigan State University she met the love of her life, Richard Kuh, a returned World War II veteran and Chicago native. He was also a member of the 1952 national championship Michigan State football team. They married in December 1950 and soon thereafter welcomed the first of their seven children. Their 65 years of marriage is a testament to their undying love and commitment to each other. They were also blessed with 21 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.
Ruth was a devoted full-time homemaker, a gifted artist and decorator, exceptional cook, well-traveled tourist, and avid reader. She supported her husband’s career that took the family overseas to Japan and Iran and eventually back to the United States to McLean, VA outside Washington, DC. In the early 1980’s, her California dream came true when her husband accepted a new position in Los Angeles. They both retired to northern San Diego County where Richard predeceased her in 2016.
Ruth had a strong Catholic faith and helped instill that in her children. She taught her family many valuable life lessons and modeled what being a devoted wife and mother truly means.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation or Elizabth Hospice.