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GARINO, Ruth Our much loved mother, grandmother and aunt, Ruth Garino, 88, passed away March 6, 2017 from congestive heart failure at Brookdale Antelope Valley Assisted Living Facility in Lancaster, Calif. Her daughter Jean was with her. She was born Ruth Marie Waltis on Aug. 18, 1928 in Benld, Illinois. She attended grade school and high school in Benld, Illinois, and later worked as a rural elementary school teacher. She married Robert Garino on June 25, 1949 at Saint Josephs Catholic Church in Benld. In 1954 they moved to Canoga Park, Calif., a suburb of Los Angeles. They had four children, Barbara, John, Charles and Jean. She attended Saint Joseph the Worker Catholic Church for many years. In 1969, Ruth graduated from Pierce Junior College with an Associate of Arts degree. She then studied journalism at Calif. State University, Northridge. Later she was a "reader" for the Los Angeles Unified School District, correcting high school student English essays. Playing Scrabble and working crossword puzzles were two of her favorite pastimes. She is survived by: daughters, Barbara (Michael) Halat of Bozeman, Mont. and Jean (Doug) Monte of Palmdale, Calif., one grandson, David; two nieces, three nephews, and one sister-in-law. Ruth was preceded in death by parents, John and Frances Waltis; husband Robert and two sons, John and Charles. Cremation has taken place at Hicks Mortuary, Palmdale, Calif. The immediate family will have aprivate memorial in April.

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