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Ruth Alberta Perry

April 16, 2012

Ruth Alberta Perry
1918-2012

Ruth Alberta Perry, resident of Bishop for more than 60 years, born on July 21, 1918 in San Mateo, passed away March 31 at her residence in Idaho. She was 93 years old.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 69 years, Dwight Richard Perry.
Ruth is survived by her son, Richard “Dick” Perry and his wife, Nancy, of Bishop; daughter, Pamela Osborn and her husband, Dennis, of Caldwell, Ida.; granddaughters, Nicole Perry-Morley and Darci Jahn of Bishop, Marci Humes of Reno, Robin Mortvedt of Virginia; and seven great-grandchildren.
Ruth, known by family and friends as “Nonnie” was one of the kindest people you would ever know. A native Californian, she spent her early years in the bay area. She met her future husband while working at Hale Brothers’ department store in downtown San Francisco. She was a seamstress and he worked in menswear. It was love at first sight. They were married Aug. 20, 1939 in San Francisco. The pair adventured to the Eastern Sierra in 1941 to open a Chevron Station in Bishop. This grew into their family business, Perry Motors. Ruth lived in Bishop until 2004.
She enjoyed spending winters in San Carlos, Mexico with friends, summering at Topaz Lake, needlepoint, cooking and spoiling everyone around her.
A small private service will be held this summer at Nonnie’s favorite place, Topaz Lake.

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