Hollister resident Ruth C. Parker passed away March 24th, 2010, at the Gilroy Health Care Center at the age of 88 years. Ruth was a native of San Diego, CA but has been a resident of San Benito County for the last 65 years. She and her late husband David Parker farmed their 400 acre ranch in Tres Pinos with assorted tree crops as well as raised cattle and sheep. David died June 9, 2003, just short of their 62nd wedding anniversary. Ruth and David built the 5th home at Ridgemark Golf and Country Club where they both enjoyed golf activities. Ruth has been a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollister since 1945 and enjoyed serving her church through an active part in the church’s many activities. Family, family activities, barbeques, family outings, brought special joy into her life, especially being with her grandchildren. Aerobic swimming and sewing also were among her interests.
She and her husband raised three children, David Parker (Loretta), Gail Shaw (Larry) and Frank Parker (Gloria). She is survived by 12 grandchildren, 14 great- grandchildren, her brother Richard Arnold (Marshall) of Colorado; sister Lois Keller of San Diego, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to the Funeral Service and a celebration of Ruth’s life on Tuesday, March 30th, 2010, at 11:00 A.M. at the First Presbyterian Church 2090 Cienega Rd., Hollister followed by a reception at the church’s fellowship hall. Private interment will be held at 3:00 P.M. at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Memorials are preferred to the Mariners Group- Presbyterian Church c/o Grunnagle Ament Nelson Funeral Home 870 San Benito St., Hollister.
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