Ruth (Geneff) Anderson, 85, of Yakima, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 14, 2010, following complications from spinal surgery.
Ruth was born in Madison, Illinois on July 26, 1924 to Phillip and Tota (Kostoff) Geneff. She moved with her family to Wapato, WA in 1932 where she attended school and graduated from Wapato High School in 1943. During high school she was on the tennis team and garnered several trophies.
During her working years, Ruth was employed as a dental assistant, an attendance counselor at A.C. Davis High School, was the manager of the family owned excavating company and retired after eighteen years of maintaining accounts for Yakima Valley Disposal.
She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, and the American Legion Auxiliary of Moxee City. Ruth was an avid Mariners fan and knew players by name. She also enjoyed gambling with her friends. In earlier years she spent many weekends entertaining in her home. Music, good food and lots of friends filled the house. She was known as "mom" by many of the girls' friends. If they were hungry, Ruth fed them.
Ruth is survived by two daughters, Vickie (Bob) Tanasse, and Kelley Irwin, all of Yakima, four grandchildren, Travis & Taylor Tanasse; and Andy and Stephanie Irwin; niece, Zorka Casselman of San Diego, CA and three great-nieces and 3 great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her lifelong companion, David Wilson, They shared wonde
Viewing is Wed, Thurs & Friday, January 27, 28, & 29, 2010 from noon until 6:00 p.m. at Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home. Vigil services will be Friday, Jan. 29, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial is Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church Chapel. Burial will follow in the Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum. Visit www.mem.com to share a memory of Ruth.
Memorials may be made to Summitview Health Care Center, c/o Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home. The family thanks medical staff at Swedish Hospital, 7 S.W. in Seattle and Living Care Retirement Community, Yakima, for their amazing medical care.
rful times traveling, gambling and spending time with family. She was also preceded by a sister, Sophie Stoneff, nephew, Michael Stoneff and former husband, Maurice Anderson.