Arrangements are as follows:


Services will be held at Westside Memorial Services Funeral Home, Taft, California.


Viewing: Thursday, August 25th, 6-8pm.


Celebration of Life Memorial Service:  Friday, August 26th, 11am

RUTH LAVERNE YATES


Ruth Laverne Yates (1942 – 2011), age 68.  Ruth Yates was born in Clarendon, Arkansas October 22, 1942 to Martha and Henry Jordan, and went home to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on August 21, 2011 after a 4 month battle with cancer.


She came to California when she was 6 years old.  She married at a young age and dedicated her life to raising her four daughters.  Nothing made her happier than spending time with her family. 


She loved being outdoors, including walks around the lake with friends, watching birds, theater, and shopping.  She loved to travel, and was ready to try anything her daughters put her up to.  She was a good sport.  She was a very loving, caring, unselfish, kind, happy, feisty, fun person to be around.


Ruth loved and trusted God, and was strong in her Christian faith.  Always neat, she is probably helping the angels organize heaven.  She brought joy and love to every person she met. She will always be remembered by her love, friendship, compassion, beautiful spirit, and smile.   


She is survived by:


Her 4 daughters: Angela Yates (Bakersfield, CA), Melanie Dees (Cumming, GA), Lisa Latham (Seaside, CA), and Mandy Yates (Bakersfield, CA), 9 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, many other extended family members, and countless friends.


Proceeded in death by her parents, brother, husband, and 1 grandchild.


Arrangements are as follows:


Services will be held at Westside Memorial Services Funeral Home, Taft, California.


Viewing: Thursday, August 25th, 6-8pm.


Celebration of Life Memorial Service:  Friday, August 26th, 11am


“Those we love are with the Lord,


And the Lord has promised to be with us.


If they are with Him, and He is with us…


They cannot be far away.”


                                    -Peter Marshall


 


Till we meet again. From Your Loving Family