Kathleen Ruth Guerin Roth Named for her aunt and an Irish song, Kathleen Ruth Guerin was born July 21, 1917 in Stockton, CA the daughter of the late Marguerite Goossens Guerin Philbin and Michael Ryan Guerin. She died Saturday, January 14, 2006, in Claremont, CA. She grew up in Redondo Beach, where every work day she would walk across the dunes to the glass factory where her grandfather (and best friend) worked to take him his lunch. She dearly loved to tell of her conversations with "dad". She graduated from Redondo Union High School in 1936, and shortly thereafter married Albert Harris Roth, who predeceased her in 1994. Together they brought up their family of six children, one of whom, Michael predeceased them both in 1988. She was a full time mom, filling the hearts of her children with the love of books and learning, as well as a concern for the welfare of all of God's creatures, great and small. She was so pretty they were proud to be related. If an absence of dreams is a sign of age, she was very young. She leaves to love her always her daughters Marguerite Roth of Sacramento, Loretta Roth of Claremont and Josette Bishop of Redondo Beach, and her sons, John Roth of Redondo Beach and Albert Roth (Cheryl) of Lake Forrest. She is also survived by her sister, Georgia Philbin Marshall of Culver City; three grandchildren, Paul Bishop and Kayla and Brian Roth; a nephew, George Marshall and two great-grandchildren. A vigil will be held at White & Day Colonial Chapel on Friday, January 20, 2006 at 7:00 P.M. A mass will be held in celebration of her life at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Hermosa Beach on Saturday, January 21, 2006 at 10:30 A.M. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, CA.

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  1. As the youngest of Kathleen’s 6 children, I just wanted to say a special “thanks” to all of the friends and family that came together to support each other during the recent period of this loss. Our Mom was very special to us as her kids, but she also made a difference with others outside our family. Your thoughts, prayers and good wishes to her memory and to the best future state of our family are appreciated. To note a much quoted Irish saying “may the wind be always at your back, the road rise to meet you and that you are in heaven before the devil knows you are dead” …or someting to that effect. Regards to all who may write in this journal…Sincerely, Albert Roth

  2. Your mom was always so gracious about welcoming me into your home–a long time ago as a school girl friend of Maggie! I’m sorry that I was unable to attend your mother’s funeral-I was out of town. I never drove past your 2 story home without thinking a happy thought about your family. Maggie, Do you remember your birthday cake with a carousel horse on it–probably about fifth grade? I hope you are all doing well; it’s hard to say good-bye. You each have a special place in my prayer. God bless. S. Mary Agnes Nance

  3. I was a classmate of Loretta’s at Bishop Montgomery and attended St. James Church. I am very sorry for the loss of your mother and hope that your memories of her will comfort you in the years ahead. Marjie

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