Fifty-five year Palos Verdes Estates resident, Ruth Ann Ball, passed away Saturday, October 25, 2008. Ruth was born October 31, 1920 to Don and Mary Marable in Huntington Park, California. She was one of four children who loved to roller skate and play marbles. She later graduated from Huntington Park High School. In 1940 Ruth married the love of her life, Richard Alonzo Ball and started a family. They were parents of two children, Louis and Christine. In 1953 they moved to Palos Verdes Estates, where they built their current dream home and never wanted to leave. Ruth was a wonderful homemaker, wife, mother and friend. Richard and Ruth were associated with a fun-loving group of friends aptly named "The Wild Bunch." These life-long friends enjoyed many activities and trips and formed bonds that still continue today. They were also active members of The Neighborhood Church where Ruth was involved in the Women's Fellowship and Flower Guilds. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband who passed away in 1995. She continued to enjoy the things she loved, like golf, her family, and of course, her loyal dog Brandy. Ruth is survived by her sister, Phyllis Lack of Leesburg Virginia, sister in-law Betty Marable of Tucson, AZ, her loving son and daughter in-law, Richard Louis and Barbara Ball of Lynwood, WA, faithful and caring daughter and son in-law Christine and Jim Ruesch of PVE, CA, many grandchildren, great-grand children, and nieces and nephews. A memorial service for Ruth will be held at 1:00 p.m. on November 17th at the Neighborhood Church, 415 Paseo del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Care Hospice, 17315 Studebaker Road, Suite #101, Cerritos, CA 90703.

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