Ruth E. Updike
Date of Birth:  December 14, 1924
Date of Death:  September 16, 2011

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  • Arlington National Cemetery  
  • Arlington, VA     View Map
  • Friday, September 23, 2011   9:00 AM
  • RUTH ELEANOR (SOURS) UPDIKE On Friday, September 16, 2011 peacefully entered into eternal rest in Annapolis, MD. Beloved wife of 64 years to the late Edison G. Updike; cherished daughter of George and Pauline Sours; devoted sister of Buddy, Dorothy, Mary, Arlene, and Sonny Sours; adored mother of Edison Wayne Updike; loving grandmother of Dawn Norris and Brittany, Adam, and Natalie Updike; great-grandmother to Dawson and Preston Norris. Dearly loved by a host of other relatives and friends. Born on December 14,1924 in Washington D.C., Ruth graduated from Eastern High School and was employed at the Times Herald Newspaper during WWII, where she frequented as a headline model. Ruth met Edison, the love of her life, at Eastern High School; they wed after Edison's first tour in WWII. She was an active member of the church and enjoyed teaching Sunday School at District Heights Presbyterian Church. Ruth, “the rock" and foundation for her family and relatives, dedicated her life to marriage, motherhood, and family; always available for love, nurturing and advice. As a determined woman of the depression, she proudly documented her and her family's achievements and experiences through photography, letters, and scrap-booking. Ruth and Edison enjoyed over 27 years on the water at their South Point residence in Maryland. There, Ruth loved to garden, showcase her flowers and rose bushes, and was an avid explorer of the beach and wild life at Assateaque Island. Ruth and Edison, devote partners traveling through life, never lost sight of true love. She will be included in the Inurnment Ceremony with her husband, Edison G. Updike, at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday, September 23, 2011 at 9 am.  Details for a Life Celebration will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association in Ruth Updike's name, 1-800-DIABETES.