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Ruth Perigo

Ruth Perigo was granted her angel wings on April 20, 2023. Her final days were spent surrounded by family that cherished Ruth throughout her long, very memorable life.

Ruth was born in February, 1928, in Altona, Nebraska, to Winona and Gilbert Redmer. Prior to moving to Portola, she lived in Long Beach, California, then ventured to Hawaii to establish her claim to fame of being the very first Avon Lady to work on Waikiki Beach. She then moved to Portola where she established a family and lived for more than 70 years.

She was a generous and witty individual who loved her family dearly and was skilled at sewing, playing cards, sudoku games and, of course, indulging in chocolate. She had a keen fashion sense; she always dressed in a single color — head to toe — because she thought it made her look taller. She was an active and devout member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church and regularly volunteered at the Nifty Thrifty during her retirement days.

Ruth is survived by her sister, Betty Siler; 2 children and their spouses, Chad and Patty Eckenroad and Sloan and Chuck Dayton; 2 step-children; 4 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Ruth’s family has planned a private celebration of life. In lieu of any flowers, donations may be made to:

St, Luke Lutheran Church, 496 W. Sierra Ave., Portola, CA 96122.

“Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am.” – John 14:1-3

3 thoughts on “Ruth Perigo

  • Blessings on Ruth and her family… We loved her at the Eastern Plumas healthcare auxiliary/Nifty Thrifty… Will always remember her signature style… One color… Never knew that’s why she wore it to make her taller maybe I should try that! She had a beautiful life!

  • Ruth was quite the lady. She took pride in her appearance, and yes, always dressed in one color – down to her shoes. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • A wonderful soul!

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