Ruth Gee Clarke died unexpectedly on April 11, 2022, at her residence in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on February 15, 1948, in Jamaica, West Indies; the daughter of Ferdinand (Herbert) Clarke and Lyn M. Hutchinson.
Ruth resided in Pasadena, California for several decades. She attended Pasadena City College and spent several years working in the healthcare field, as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Ruth eventually purchased her first home, achieving the "American Dream", as she would say. After a long working career, she retired and moved to San Antonio, Texas to be closer to her daughter, Lorna.
Ruth loved to travel. She traveled to Mexico and Hawaii, but had always talked about moving to Jamaica permanently, but was dissuaded due to safety and healthcare concerns. Ruth loved to cook, bake, crochet and do cross-word puzzles during her down time. She was an avid gardener and would plant callaloo, pumpkin, okra, tomatoes, pepper, fever grass, mint, etc. Ruth created “Jamaican-style” gardens in the back yard of both of her homes. She was very proud of her children and their successes and achievements.
In addition to her parents, Ruth is predeceased by sisters, Lully, Purline, Mavis, Rose, and brother Wilbert. Her surviving siblings are sisters, Cynthia and Lurline. She leaves sons, Maxwell and Londell along with daughters, Lorna and Ebbie. Ruth had seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Her grandchildren are Antwain, Jean-Pierre, Alexander, William, Devin, Jaden, and Maxwel; and great-grandchild, Atlas. She is also survived by son-in-law, Pat and daughters-in-law Rosario and Stacey. Ruth also has many nieces, nephews, and friends.
A viewing for Ruth will be held on Friday May 6, 2022 at Mountain View Mortuary & Cemetery (Sunrise Chapel) located at 2400 N Fair Oaks Ave. Altadena, California, 91001 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm Pacific Standard Time. A service of remembrance will be held at 12:00 noon Pacific Standard Time on Saturday May 7, 2022 at the same location. The service will also be broadcasted online via ZOOM.
Those who wish to remember Ruth in a special way, are welcome to join the family.