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.

More in Obituaries

EUGENE TERENCE IHLENFELDT

Eugene Terence Ihlenfeldt, 88 from Enumclaw, Washington died Monday, October 29, 2018.… Continue reading

ROBERT THURMAN WILSON

Age 80, longtime resident of Kirkland, died August 17, 2018. Member of… Continue reading

RONALD REX BOUCHER, SR.

Ronald Rex Boucher, Sr. passed away in Kirkland, WA on Monday, January… Continue reading

MARGARET “PEGGY” POPE

Margaret Garman Pope, age 78, of Kirkland, Washington, passed away on March… Continue reading

GARY RICHARD SCHAERTL

Gary Richard Schaertl passed away on July 14, 2018 in Kirkland, Washington.… Continue reading

JOHN MOSES POPE

John Moses Pope, age 94, of Kirkland, Washington, passed away on June… Continue reading

DEBRA (DEBBIE) RENEE GRAY

Debra (Debbie) Renee Gray, age 63, died peacefully in the arms of… Continue reading

CORRINE ROSE DIDIER HIEB

Corrine Rose Didier Hieb gently passed away on August 4, 2018 following… Continue reading

MARGARET MARY COAN

It is with great sadness that the family of Margaret Mary Lyons… Continue reading

Most Read