It is with sadness that we announce the death of Ruth Francis White, who passed away suddenly but not unexpectedly on August 20. Ruth was a 52-year resident of Pacific Palisades but had many worldly adventures throughout her life.
Born in 1928 and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Ruth graduated from Wayne State University with an advanced degree in education. In 1968, she moved to California. She taught at Corpus Christi School where many former students may remember her. Ruth left education, acquired her real estate license and went on to become a multi-million-dollar producer with the Jon Douglas Company in the Palisades.
Ruth loved to travel and headed up numerous tour groups to faraway places, including Turkey, Morocco, China and India, to name a few. Ruth loved Italian culture and spoke the language. Her interest was cultivated during her time spent in and around Rome in the late 1950s.
She had a deep love for and interest in the Getty museum in Malibu, attending regular seminars and visiting the relics often. She placed high value on the many friendships she developed over the years. Ruth was a person one could count on.
Known for her hard work and determination, Ruth loved her family and put them first. She motivated her family, friends and co-workers to do their best and always encouraged them to keep a positive attitude.
She is survived by her two sons, David and Adam, grandson David Ross and daughters-in-law, Danita and Yoshimi. Ruth was preceded in death by her mother and father, Francis and Reinhardt, as well as her sister, Dorothy.
Ruth will be missed by all the lives she touched, but never forgotten. A memorial is not planned at this time due to the current public health crisis.
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