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Ruth Schlosser Boggs
Moved to Manteca in 1949
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Ruth Schlosser Boggs passed away quietly on Monday, Feb 28, 2011. She was 87 years old. Ruth was born on Aug 21, 1923 in Woodland, California. She grew up in Zamora, CA where she was active in 4-H. Ruth graduated from Woodland High School in 1941 and went on to attend UC Berkeley. She participated in the UC Cooperative Housing program and studied a nursing course. She completed her RN at UCSF School of Nursing graduating in 1945. She worked as a nurse for 4 years including 18 months in Saudi Arabia working for ARAMCO where she met her husband, Wayne. They moved to Manteca in 1949.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband and one son, Robert. She is survived by Robert’s wife, Donna, who lives in Cincinnati, sons Thom (Toni) Boggs of Inyokern, CA, John (Nancy) Boggs of Manteca and daughters Ruthanne (Quentin) Bassett of Manteca and Margaret (George) Hatfield of Woodbridge, CA. She had 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Ruth was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. Her focus was on families and children, her own and others. She helped many people over years. She served as a trustee on the Calla Elementary School board from 1951 until 1965 and as a 4-H leader for many years, including twenty-five years as the Community Leader of the Calla 4-H club with Wayne. She helped to establish Humpty Dumpty Preschool where she taught for 16 years. She was active in the National Association for the Education of Young Children, AAUW, and the Bo-peeps Women’s Auxiliary of the California Wool Growers Association. Ruth was a member of the Unitarian Church, the Friends of the Manteca Library, the Manteca Historical Society and Kindred Arts.

Ruth gave her body to the Willed Body Program at UCSF. There will be a gathering to remember Ruth on Sunday, May 1, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Boggs Ranch on Highway 120. Memorial Donations can be sent to Bethany Home in Ripon where she lived since 2004, to the Friends of the Manteca Library where she volunteered for many years or to the Manteca Historical Society. Arrangements by Deegan Ripon Memorial Chapel; there is an online guest book available for you to share your memories and condolences; please visit our website at

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Tuesday, March 8, 2011