November 18, 1909 ~ December 14, 2001
Ruth Cartland was taken into the arms of the Lord Jesus Christ on December 14, 2001. She passed away peacefully while at her home in El Segundo. Her life began on November 18, 1909 in Redondo Beach, the only child born to Naomi and George Love. Her family moved to El Segundo in 1919 where her father served as mayor of El Segundo from 1929 to 1932 and again from 1942 to 1945. Her mother Naomi was a homemaker and a very talented and prolific painter. Ruth graduated from UCLA and she performed her postgraduate work at USC, majoring in bacteriology. But her true desire in life was to be a mother and raise a family. Ruth Love was married to Horace Cartland in 1935 and they enjoyed 53 years of marriage together. She was blessed with three children Ken, Jan & Jeannie and also raised two grandchildren Randy and Mark Bartholomew. As a couple Ruth and Horace were very active members of the El Segundo community, they both enjoyed entertaining their neighbors for annual barbecues and parties. These events helped to build a strong sense of community throughout the neighborhood and were looked forward to with anticipation every year. Ruth served as President of the PTA during the 1960â€™s. She was also a member of many organizations including Eastern Star Fuchsia Chapter 597, South Bay Republican Womenâ€™s Club, Dorcas Circle, Social Club and Garden Club. She was a member of the Methodist church in El Segundo where her husband Horace designed and built the stained glass cross that still adorns the church today. The couple later joined the New Life Presbyterian Church of Manhattan Beach. She helped support many missionaries throughout the world most recently a family in Yemen. She was an excellent homemaker and a wonderful mother. She was a fabulous cook and left many delicious recipes for future generations to enjoy for years to come. She also was an excellent seamstress making most of her familyâ€™s clothing. She loved tending to her garden, which always had a beautiful display of plants and flowers. She loved watching sports especially Baseball, Golf, Football and Ice Skating. She loved the outdoors and traveled extensively with her family camping in most of the nations most beautiful spots. In her later years she liked visiting El Camino College with friends to see and hear about places throughout the world with the Armchair Travelers Club. Ruthâ€™s greatness was not found in possessions, power, position or prestige. It was discovered in truth, goodness, humility, service to others and character. The success of her life is not determined by accumulation but by contributions. Ruth was honorable, honest, fair, tolerant, charitable of others and a true lady, which in itself is a success. She lived long, laughed often, loved, and was loved dearly, Ruth will be terribly missed by all those who knew and loved her. Her husband, Horace Cartland, preceded her in death in 1988. She is survived by 1 son and 2 daughters: Ken Cartland, Manhattan Beach, CA Jan Cartland, El Segundo, CA Jeannie Whitford, Las Vegas, NV 7 Grandchildren: Randall Bartholomew, El Segundo, CA Mark Bartholomew, El Segundo, CA Jeff Whitford and children Krista and Ian, Las Vegas, NV James Whitford and his sons James Jr., & Ethan, Rancho Cucamonga, CA Joe Whitford, Las Vegas, NV Shelley Cartland, San Diego, CA Lindsay Cartland, Manhattan Beach, CA (Niece) Arleene Clark, Perris, CA Visitation will be on Friday, December 21, 2001 between 1:00 PM and 8:00 PM. Services will be held at White & Day Mortuary in Manhattan Beach on Saturday, December 22, 2001 at 11:00 AM, with interment following at Inglewood Park Cemetery.
DEAR JAN, ALTHOUGH I DIDN\’T KNOW YOUR MOM, I CAN FEEL HOW SPEACIAL SHE WAS TO YOU AND OTHERS. I KNOW THAT YOU LOVED HER DEARLY AND WILL MISS HER, BUT REMEMBER SHE WILL ALWAYS BE IN YOUR HEART AND AS CLOSE TO YOU AS YOU NEED HER TO BE. WITH ALL MY LOVE, MARCIA NEFF