March 28, 1941 ~ April 6, 2011
Mautz, Ruth "Smiley" Carolyn, a 56 year resident of Redondo Beach, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 in Torrance. Born in Salt Lake City, UT, Ruth was 70 when she died. Ruth attended Redondo Union High School and went onto UCLA where she received her lifetime teaching credentials. Ruth worked at Hawthorne Hospital for more than 31 years and also taught at Centinela Valley Adult education for 17 years. She also worked at Little Company of Mary physician billing and in her final years at Coast Gastroenterology Medical Group. Her nickname was Smiley because she loved to smile and laugh and live life to its fullest. She was adorned and loved by everyone. Ruth is survived by daughters, Cindy (Ron) Franks of Redondo Beach, CA and Cheryl (Rick) Leeder of Hawthorne, CA and son, James Mautz of Lomita, CA., two sisters, one brother, 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. She was preceded in death by parents, Edward and Wilhelmina Settle. The Service will be held at Rice Mortuary on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 9:30 am with a gathering of family and friends following in the Rice Lighthouse Reception Room until 12:30 pm.
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