Ruth Evelyn Crawford (1921-2019)

Ruth Evelyn Crawford (1921-2019)

Ruth Evelyn Crawford passed away at her home on Saturday, June 15th 2019 at 11:15 pm peacefully in the presence of family and friends.
Born March 25th 1921 to John and Mary Armstrong in Fillmore, California on the Calumet. Ruth attended Fillmore High, married Ralph Crawford in 1937 and had one child, Joanna.
She was a lifelong resident of Fillmore and was married for 49 years until Ralph proceeded her in Death in 1986.
Ruth’s maiden name, (Armstrong) containing the syllable “strong” was the perfect representation of her character. Ruth was straightforward and spoke her mind, irrespective of what others thought (and was often right). She loved cooking, taking care of her family, including her pets, gardening, grandchildren, and on occasion going to church to atone for what she would call “self-acknowledged sins.”
Ruth’s family transcended generations. She was incredibly proud of her family, always displaying cards and pictures from family and friends. Her neighbors also saw her as family and anyone who happened to enter her open door felt as if they had another grandmother or good friend. She kept up with the news and was more ‘modern’ and ‘progressive’ than any other octogenarian on the block. She always read the paper, followed the latest fashions and never lost touch with neighbors who moved off to other areas of the country. Her extended family went far and wide, and when they returned back to “grandma Ruth’s ,“ they could always count on finding baked goods, fresh flowers, basil, rosemary, mint from her garden with a few crass jokes included.
The Family would like to give special thanks to her care givers.
Dr. Gary Deutsch for his personal care and devotion to Ruth. Also expressing gratitude for the warmth and care provided by her neighbors, friends and especially the individual home care providers, Gerlinde, Candy, Toni, and Betty, as well as assisted Hospice Nurse, Shari. We will always remember and appreciate the care given by all of you.
Ruth, aka Toots, is survived by her Daughter Joanna Berry and Son in law Dan Berry. Grandkids Jim Bottomley, Jan Bottomley, Julie (Ron) Mazziotti. A Beloved Great Grandmother to Brooke Enge, Gween Root, Jon Haeber, Erik Haeber, Kelsie Towner. And an Amazing Great Great to Ryan Enge, Jenna Enge, Erika Sherman, Taylor Enge, Aria Haeber and Teagan Towner.
Family and Friends are invited to attend a celebration of life on Friday, July 19th at 1:00 pm at Skillin Mortuary 600 Central Ave, Fillmore, Ca 93015.
Donations in her memory can go to The Humane Society of Ventura County or The American Cancer Society.