Ruth W. Kennan

Ruth W. Kennan

Ruth Westcott Kennan, formerly a resident of Kirkland and Gig Harbor, Washington, passed away on March 2, 2015, in Mount Shasta, California. She was 99 years old.

Ruth was born in Grants Pass, Oregon, on January 23, 1916. She spent her childhood years in Santa Ynes and Santa Barbara, California. She attended Pomona College in southern California and graduated in 1937. Two days before graduation she married Lawrence S. Kennan, her college sweet-heart, and was married for 60 years until his death in 1996.

Ruth was very active in the Northwest Needle Arts Guild and Eastern Star, was Bethel Grandmother for Jobs Daughters and was a leader for Camp Fire Girls for many years. Her passions included reading, needlepointing, sewing, traveling, hiking and camping.

She was known for her wry and delightful sense of humor, her kind and generous spirit, and her love of family and friends.

Ruth is survived by her three daughters, Barbara Penningroth of Mount Shasta, California, Janet Renon of Riverside, California, and Margaret Stuntz of Poulsbo, Washington, and her three grandchildren, Gary Stuntz of Oak Harbor, Washington, Lori Traore of Kirkland, Washington, and Dan Guthrie of Pampa, Texas, and four great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held in Mount Shasta, California, in mid April.

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