Ruth in Red
Ruth Rue
  • 94 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 27, 1920
  • Date of passing: Jun 19, 2015
Let the memory of Ruth be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our mother, Ruth Rue, 94, born on June 27, 1920 and passed away on June 19, 2015. We will remember her forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Maria DeLong on 2nd July 2016

"Mrs. Rue,
I am still using your vocabulary words and remembering your excellent class. I wish all my teachers were as exacting as you. I will never forget you.
Maria DeLong"

This tribute was added by Jimmy Crickon on 10th September 2015

"I will miss Phil and Ruth. So happy to meet the family. Thank all of you for the time we had together. I feel very blessed knowing the family. GOD bless you with health and love always."

This tribute was added by Darlene Scalf on 15th August 2015

"Ruth was one of my favorite English teachers at Fontana High School.  In part, because of her, I also became a teacher, and my style of teaching was not unlike her style of teaching.  She influenced many!

I also enjoyed seeing her and Phil at the Fontana Historical Society meetings, after I retired."

This tribute was added by Jack Hudes on 7th July 2015

"Mrs. Rue was by far the best teacher I had growing up.  At age 65, I still draw upon the 20 words she would give us weekly.  She took education seriously, and for a bunch of  Sophmore goofballs like me, it caused us to begin taking what we learn seriously as well.  There are only a very few people that I can say made a big difference in my life; she was one of them.  Jack Hudes, FOHI 68"

This tribute was added by Donna Toms on 30th June 2015

"Mr. and Mrs. Rue have been our  next door neighbors for over 20 years. Ruth loved sharing her stories about their vacation trips. she loved the lemons from our back yard. Which she had originally planted 25 years ago. Ruth loved her flowers and Christmas lights. We loved sharing those special things together . She will be missed. Our condolences to your familys, Ron,Donna and Leslie.                                                                   .                                        with All Our love                  Kenneth and Donna Toms"

This tribute was added by Zoel Turnbull on 29th June 2015

"Mrs. Rue was so exceptional I couldn't forget her and her quiet command of her English class.  One of my most memorable classes at FOHI."

This tribute was added by Jo Flesher on 29th June 2015

"Mr. and Mrs. Rue were my neighbors when I was growing up, I respected, admired, and loved them.  I will never forget your family, they were such good people and you Ron, Donna and Leslie, were like part of my family.  What a great loss you must be feeling. (Jo Jordan)"

This tribute was added by Gloria Vitagliano on 27th June 2015

"Mrs. Rue was the best teacher, ever, including all of my college professors! I became a writer because of her teachings of "proper" English. I have taught my children to not use contractions!  My four children are amazing writers, also, because of Mrs. Rue teaching me!  She was tough, but her teachings have carried me my whole lifetime, plus my children's lifetimes.  My heartfelt condolences, love, light and blessings to all family, friends and students of Mrs. Rue.  She holds a very deep place in my heart, mind and soul. She will live on forever, and we are so fortunate to have experienced her.
Gloria Rodriguez (Vitagliano)  Fohi Class of 1975."

This tribute was added by Kathryn Hope on 26th June 2015

"A teacher who refused to accept anything but your best. Tough and fair and her lessons have stayed with me all my life. Rest in peace, Mrs. Rue - you touched so many lives."

This tribute was added by Linda Brandom on 26th June 2015

"She was one of the greatest teachers I ever had...not the easiest, but the best! I came away from her class with so much knowledge and a love of reading. RIP Mrs. Rue, you were the best!!!

Linda (Seat) Brandom"

This tribute was added by Kathy Van Vleet on 26th June 2015

"Mrs. Rue was a wonderful woman, an amazing teacher and a mentor to generations of Fontana students. I was in her sophomore English class and loved her class so much I took Senior English which was not required!
She supported and encouraged my love of reading.
I loved her stories of the importance of her family and the love she had for them."

This tribute was added by Maria DeLong on 25th June 2015

"Best English teacher ever. I wish I had had more classes with her. I still remember her vocabulary words, and she made us read the classics.

She and Phil were intelligent, yet never condescending. They raised a beautiful family, yet always managed to travel.

Maria DeLong"

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