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Ruth Anna Cumming

December 17, 1922 - August 31, 2014

Ruth Anna Cumming was born on December 17, 1922 to Gerald and Anna Krier in the coal mining town of Heiner, Utah. In the late 1920s her family moved to Los Angeles eventually settling in Huntington Park.

Growing up during the depression, her family, like others, struggled to make ends meet. One of her fond memories wa…read more

Ruth Anna Cumming was born on December 17, 1922 to Gerald and Anna Krier in the coal mining town of Heiner, Utah. In the late 1920s her family moved to Los Angeles eventually settling in Huntington Park.

Growing up during the depression, her family, like others, struggled to make ends meet. One of her fond memories was making root beer, which was stored under the house. Occasionally, the caps would fail and they would ìpopî open, startling everyone or waking them up at night!

Ruth was an avid sports fan and played softball during high school. Later she played tennis, and took up bowling and golf. She was a fierce competitor and excelled at all the sports she played. More recently she loved to watch Angels Baseball and USC football. She always enjoyed watching golf and following Phil Michelson. She was always an avid reader, reading one or more books a week. Working the New York Times Sunday crossword puzzle was also a great pleasure in her life.

Ruth graduated from Bell High School in 1940, shortly after she was introduced to her future husband, Garnet Cumming, by her brother Wallace ìBillî Krier. Ruth and Garnet were married on June 6, 1942 in Huntington Park.

After her marriage Ruth moved to Seattle where she lived with her parents for the remainder of the War Years. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor Garnet had enlisted in the Navy and was stationed out of Seattle, Washington. When the War ended, Ruth and Garnet returned to California with their daughter Victoria. While living in Maywood, their second daughter Nancy was born.

In 1953 Ruth and Garnet moved to Palos Verdes Estates, then in 1962 moved to their home in Rolling Hills where she lived until her death.

Ruth loved to travel, whether it was cruising the Greek Isles; motoring throughout Europe; visiting the Islands of the South Pacific or touring Italy. She loved it all.

Over the years Ruth was involved with many charities, Childrenís Hospital being one of them. She was a member of PEO and an avid bridge player. For many years, she played bridge two or three times a week.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Garnet and her brother Wallace Krier. She is survived by her daughter Victoria Ann Buell and Nancy Lynn Lorenzo and her husband Joseph; five grandchildren Lisa Logan and her husband David Bieberly, Cathy Van Wye and her husband Jon, Seth Lorenzo, Arianne Rutherford and her husband Randy, Nicholas Lorenzo and his wife Elizabeth, 10, great grandchildren; William, Skyler, Madeline, Emily, Austin, Zackery, Lily, Jacob, Ophelia, Lucas; her sister Betty Jo Shoren.

Ruth was a very loving and caring person and will be deeply missed by her family and all who knew her. Services will be on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. A.M. Gamby Funeral Home, Lomita. Interment will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park. In Lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the Salvation Army or the Wounded Warriors Project.

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Service Information

Date: Monday, September 8, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A.M. Gamby Funeral Home

25001 Narbonne Ave
Lomita, CA 90717
 
Date: Monday, September 8, 2014
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Green Hills Memorial Park Chapel

27501 S. Western Avenue
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
 

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