Ruth R. Grazzini

06/09/1930 — 05/09/2013

From West, Richland, WA | Born in Fayette City, Pennsylvania

Ruth R. Grazzini

There is a hole in the world that used to shine with a gracious beauty. A void, cold and dark, where but a moment ago laughter and kindness blessed the world. In its depths are shadows which elude the eye and mock the senses with tantalizing after images.

No less are the holes in the hearts of everyone who was touched by this gentile strength. As we strive to fill our own emptiness with memories of the light that was we should remember that two things mark the measure of a loving life. You left the world a better place for having been here and you will be terribly missed.

We should all be so lucky. Donald Grazzini May 10, 2013

Ruth Ann Rutledge Grazzini, 82 a resident of Benton County since 1969 passed away while gardening in her yard on May 9th 2013.

Ruth was born in Fayette City, Pa. on June 9th 1930. She went to work for Columbia Basin College in 1978 after the death of her husband, first in the Communications Department and later in Registration. She retired from CBC in 1995.

Ruth was a lifelong bowler and was active in many Tri City leagues over the years. Until last year she was the league secretary of the Friday Seniors at Atomic Lanes.

Possessed of a green thumb of impressive proportions Ruth always maintained a beautiful yard. Her final garden contains over 110 rose bushes.

Ruth is survived by her sons Donald William, Janice wife, and Timothy Edward. Her four Grandchildren, Heather, Kimberly, Bret and Michaele. She was preceded in death by her parents James W Rutledge Sr. and Edythe McKnight Rutledge and her husband Edward Donald Grazzini.

There will be a Memorial Open House on May 25 from 2pm to 6pm at the Grazzini home at 79503 N. Yakima River Dr. Ruth's roses should be spectacular in the first bloom of the season. Please join us for a celebration of her life.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Humane Society in Ruth's name.

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  • Beautiful words spoken in your mother’s obituary, Don. My condolences go out to you and your loved ones for the lose of you Mother.

    Jack Culmer
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, USA
  • We share your loss. Beautiful words for a gracious lady ,Don.

    We are lucky to have known her.

    Ron and Sue

    Ron and Sue Hale
    November 4, 2014
    ID
  • So sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing, our hearts go out to the family.

    Wayne Krug & Cathy Unser
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA
  • Ruth will be missed sorely by both the bowling and gardening communities. Our sincere condolences on the passing of this wonderful woman.

    Janet & Dave Bryant
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, USA
  • It was always fun to talk Mariners baseball with Ruth each year at the party. Although we both knew how bad they were, we shared a fans optimism. She not only knew the stars but the minor leagers waiting for their chance. Shared moments I will always remember. Will miss you Ruth, Mike

    Mike Nauroth
    November 4, 2014
    Spokane, WA
  • My most favorite memory is walking the yard with Ruth after the July party. I loved her excitement over all her treasures in the garden. She also shared some great hints with me like hiding garden tools among the plants,for a faster way to attack unwanted weeds.

    Mike & Marlene Nauroth
    November 4, 2014
    Spokane, WA
  • Beautiful words spoken in your mother’s obituary, Don. My condolences go out to you and your loved ones for the lose of you Mother.

    Jack Culmer
    November 4, 2014
    West, Richland, WA, USA
  • We share your loss. Beautiful words for a gracious lady ,Don.

    We are lucky to have known her.

    Ron and Sue

    Ron and Sue Hale
    November 4, 2014
    ID
  • So sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing, our hearts go out to the family.

    Wayne Krug & Cathy Unser
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA
  • Ruth will be missed sorely by both the bowling and gardening communities. Our sincere condolences on the passing of this wonderful woman.

    Janet & Dave Bryant
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, USA
  • It was always fun to talk Mariners baseball with Ruth each year at the party. Although we both knew how bad they were, we shared a fans optimism. She not only knew the stars but the minor leagers waiting for their chance. Shared moments I will always remember. Will miss you Ruth, Mike

    Mike Nauroth
    November 4, 2014
    Spokane, WA
  • My most favorite memory is walking the yard with Ruth after the July party. I loved her excitement over all her treasures in the garden. She also shared some great hints with me like hiding garden tools among the plants,for a faster way to attack unwanted weeds.

    Mike & Marlene Nauroth
    November 4, 2014
    Spokane, WA
  • We are sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. She was the rock of the pickup bowling team for years and will be greatly missed. We are keeping the family in our prayers and hoping love will surround you and give you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

    Dave Hannah
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, USA
  • We are both saddened to hear of Ruth’s passing. We shall all miss a great and wonderful lady. Ruth was a source of both strength and wisdom for many of us. Our condolences go out to you, and your loved ones.

    Rick & Debi Burk
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA
  • We are saddened to hear of Ruth passing. We shall miss a wonderful person, and look forward to seeing her roses at the celebration of her life with family and friends.

    Gary and Debbie Sperline
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, USA
  • We are sorry to her of Ruth’s passing.

    Ruth was an amazingly strong and loving person who held family dear in her heart.

    We were blessed to have her in our lives.

    I have wonderful memories. She will be missed.

    Rev. David and Janet Gibson
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, USA
  • we are sorry to here about her passing.. sweet grandmother .. peace be with you all. gail girls

    gail
    November 4, 2014
    appleton, WA, outagamie