August 12, 1914-September 6, 2110
Ruth Vanderwood, 96, passed away on September 6, 2010 at Oakview Convalescent Hospital, Tujunga. She was a 76 year resident of the Crescenta Valley, 70 years in La Canada.
Ruth was born to Forrest and Blanche (Whitelaw) Pierce on August 12, 1914 in Los Angeles. She grew up in Glendale with her three brothers, and attended Glendale schools, graduating from Glendale High School in 1931. She met her future husband, Richard (Dick) Vanderwood, in Glendale. They were married in 1934 in Santa Ana. Richard joined the Post Office, advancing through the ranks to become Postmaster in the Montrose office for several years. He passed away in 2006 at age 94.