November 3, 1931 - April 6, 2022
Ruth Carpenter affectionately known as Ruthie died peacefully at her daughters home in San Bernardino surrounded by two of her daughters JoAnn and Judy on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 from natural causes, she was 90 years old She was born in Bemidji Minnesota on November 3, 1931 to her parents Gladys Qual and George Torkelson. She had six siblings, two of them preceding her in death. She had a very loving stepfather Ernest Ballingrud known as Ernie. Ernie was the only daddy Ruthie knew he raised Ruthie as his own with the rest of the kids. Ruthie was married to Robert BobCarpenter on December 13, 1952 and moved to California where they lived out all of their lives. They had five children together Joyce Ahlberg 1953, Janice Carpenter 1954, Judy Land 1957, Jeff Carpenter 1958 and JoAnn Long 1960. Jeff passed away preceding Ruthie and Bob on Jan 11 1993 from a long illness. Bob and Ruth had a wonderful life together before Bob passed away April 23, 2003 at the age of 73. They had eight grandchildren one preceding them in death, 13 great grandchildren with another one on the way in September and one great great grand child. Ruthie loved all of her kids they meant the world to her. Ruthie loved to donate to her favorite charity which was Saint Judes Childrens Research. In lieu of a service we are asking anyone wanting to give to please give to Saint Judes Childrens Research in Ruthies name . We also want to remember the dementia society since she had dementia for the last year of her life. The family plans on a celebration of her life for family only some time later in the year.
Ruth Carpenter affectionately known as Ruthie died peacefully at her daughters home in San Bernardino surrounded by two of her daughters JoAnn and Judy on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 from natural causes, she was 90 years old She was born in Bemidji... View Obituary & Service Information
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