Resident of St. Helena, California Ruth Anderson Clark passed away in her home peacefully surrounded by her family 2 days after her 103rd birthday.
Ruth was born and raised in San Francisco. Her parents were Mary Elizabeth (Stewart) Anderson and Peter Nicholas Anderson. She was the second oldest of 6 children and was a 1932 graduate of Commerce High. Ruth met the love of her life, Clifford Radke Clark and after a period of courtship he proposed to her at the Cliff House. They were married 3 years later in 1938.
A memorable moment for the two was walking across the Golden Gate Bridge on opening day.
After moving to Hayward they raised their two sons, Kenneth George Clark (B.1941) and David William Clark (B.1946). Ruth was very involved in the community – PTA president at Roosevelt Grammar School in San Leandro and as a 56 year member of Federated Women’s Club. She believed that her calling in life was to be a mother and homemaker and she was great at both. Cliff passed away in 1983.
In 1998 she moved to Vineyard Valley in St. Helena where she was very socially active. She continued in Federated, was a member of the Historical Society and volunteered as a docent at the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum.
Ruth is predeceased by her son Kenneth. She is survived by her son David (wife, Patti) of Hollister, Lana (wife of Kenneth) of St. Helena, four grandchildren, Tracey Clark, Sandy Clark Quiett (husband, Tom) of Napa, Bryan Clark (wife, Alicia) of Santa Rosa & John Harley Wells of Hollister as well as six great-grandchildren Tayler, Meghan, Jenna & Hannah Quiett, Shiloh and Naomi Clark.
There will be a celebration of Ruth’s life at Vineyard Valley Mobile Home Park on Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 1:00- 4:00 PM.