Ruth Fitzgerald Whitsitt Ruth Fitzgerald Whitsitt was born September 6, 1920 in McComb, Mississippi, and passed away on May 3, 2012 in Fresno, California.
Ruth graduated from Southwest Mississippi Junior College in 1940 and came to Glendale in 1942 where she lived until her husband's death in December 2010. Before leaving the workplace to raise a family, she worked for Lockheed Aircraft Corporation and Pacific Telephone Company. In 1967 she went to work for Webb's Department Store as the beauty shop manager until 1977. From 1977 until she retired in 1985, she managed the beauty salon at Buffum's Department Store.
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Stanley Whitsitt. She is survived by her daughter Dixie Kaetsu of Hilo, Hawaii, her son Bruce Whitsitt of Fresno, California, and six grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Glendale, located at 209 N. Louise Street.