YATES, RUTH E., passed away on Friday, April 27, 2001, in an area hospital. Ruth was born in Philadelphia, PA on March 27, 1909, and lived most of her life in Panorama City in the San Fernando Valley. Her residency in the South Bay began some eleven years ago when, owing to a lingering illness, she came here to be cared for by her daughter. Her forty-year career as an educator began after graduating from Penn State University as an English major. Although Ruth taught English at the high school level, she always spoke with fondness of her years at Toluca Lake Elementary School. She was a member of the California Teachers Association (CTA) and was never far from her roots in the Baptist Church. Ruth leaves a legacy to the community at large and the teaching profession, her daughter, Jane Readeur-Fisher, a teacher at Mira Costa High School. Also left to mourn her passing are other beloved family members: her son-in-law, Gilbert Fisher...Jane and Gilbert reside in Torrance, CA. , a granddaughter, Nancy Kwon, and grandson, Dean Kwon, and a step-granddaughter, Susan Kwon and Susan's three children. In this listing of those who love, respect and will miss Ruth, must be noted the host of young lives given a start in life under her tuteleage. Visitation hours will be from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM on Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at RICE MORTUARY CHAPEL, 5310 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503. Services will be Thursday, May 3, 2001, at 4:30 PM at the same chapel location. Interment services will be held at the graveside on Friday, May 4, 2001 at 12 Noon at Eternal Valley Memorial Park, 23287 North Sierra Highway, Newhall, CA 91321.

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  1. I have never met Ruth, but I feel I know of her thru her daughter and one of my cherished friends, Jane. My fondest and deepest sympathy goes to her family as, we know, she is now resting in peace.

  2. Dear Jane, I know how much you loved your mother. It must be very hard to loose her. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I will need you guidance soon with my mom. Your Mira Costa Sister, Kathie

  3. i have never met your mother but i\’m sure she was a good person and i\’m really sorry about your lost. be strong

  4. To Mrs. Fisher, I\’m soory to here your mother died, she sounded like a very nice person. I agree, the Home Page was very interesting, seeing how you taught us how to do most of that kind of stuff.

  5. Dear ms Readeur-fisher Im very sory to hear about your mother passing away.I bet she was a wounderfull woman and mom because you turned out to be a wounderfull teacher and woman.Tell your family that Im very sory.Remember that life goes on,and shes resting know and shes also in a better place to.Im very sory once again. sencirely, Annie Padilla

  6. Even though i never had the chance to meet her, from what i understand she was a lovely woman, with a very large heart.

  7. Dear Mrs. Readuer, I am sorry for what happened to your mother. I know how you feel. Because you are a nice person, I think you can thank your mother for how she raised you. I don\’t know her, but I feel she would be a really nice person. I hope you feel better when you come back to school. Your student, Samuel Ramos

  8. Dear Mrs. Reuder-Fisher, I\’m very sorry to hear about your loss, its very hard losing someone so close to you, as I did earlier this year. Mrs. Fisher, remember that your mother is in a better place now, and doesnt have to feel pain no more. She will always be with you, looking over you from heaven. Just keep a smile on your face, and be happy.

  9. Dear Mrs. Readeur-Fisher, I am deeply sorry to hear about your mother. Though I never met her, I am positive that she was a wonderful woman and mother. She will be missed by all. And it is a terrible loss that the world has suffered in losing a great person like her. I am very sorry and you have my sincere condolences. Just try to remember that she is in a good place now where nothing can bother her. Try to stay strong. Sincerely, Matt Wilhite

  10. I\’m sorry to hear about your mother Mrs. Fisher. I hope this does not effect your teaching.

  11. Dear Mrs. Fisher, I\’m so sorry about your mother. I\’m sure she led a wonderful life. I hope to see you back in class soon! Sincerely, Alex

  12. From what my teacher has told the class, Ms. Yates was a kind and amazing woman with a huge heart. I know that she will be missed by everyone.

  13. Dear Jane, Ruth did the job that she was sent to do and we have you as the proof of her masterpiece. She was very sweet and you could see the love she had for you and how much she enjoyed Gilberts attention. We love you very much and remember that you aren\’t alone you have us. With deepest sympathy, Sara & Ellen Guyan

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