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Ruth Ann Searcy February 23, 1941 - November 8, 2019

Ruth Ann Searcy

February 23, 1941 – November 8, 2019_x000D_

Ruth Ann, faithful follower of Jesus Christ, was born in Porterville, CA to Jack and Goldie Mae Pritchett on February 23, 1941. On February 21, 1959 she married Jerry Wayne Searcy, of Bakersfield, CA.

She is survived by her husband Jerry, her brother Dub (Wanda) Pritchett of Visalia CA, her two children, Lorraine (Roger) Tims of Modesto, CA, and Becky Slade of Waterford, CA, four grandchildren, Emmanuel (Suzy) Slade of Turlock, CA, Caleb (Michelle) Tims of Modesto, CA, Kassidy Tims of Turlock, CA and Moana (Taviz) Ruiz of Antioch, CA, and two great grandchildren, Brianna and Payten Slade.

She was proceeded in death by her parents and brother.

She was a lifelong member of the Nazarene Church, where she served as a pastor’s wife, missionary president, Sunday school teacher, worship leader along with many other roles in the church. In 1983, Ruth and Jerry moved to the Turlock area where she developed lifelong friendships while working at Blue Shield, Heathbridge and then Covenant Village, where she only recently retired after an aggressive brain tumor diagnosis. Ruth went peacefully in her sleep, to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, November 8, 2019.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 11:00 am, at the Connecting Point Church of the Nazarene. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Covenant Living of Turlock Benevolent Fund.

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  1. Raylene Singleton (Cox) says

    I have known Ruth and Jerry most of my life I remember going to church voters meetings with my Mom and Dad and I am told by my mom that I am remembered for my voting while playing under the pews. Also remember both Ruth and Jerry’s kindness. They are both responsible for helping me be the Christian woman I am today. May all the family and friends rest knowing that we will see Ruth again when we meet in heaven. Blessings to you you all in Christ.

  2. Kay Unruh says

    I remember the first time I met her. Each and everytime I was her house she always made me feel welcome.

  3. Linda Franks says

    Jerry & family, We’re so sorry for you& your families loss. Jack & I have many memories years ago of many fun times. God used Ruth in many ways for His kingdom. You’re in our prayers. God bless all of you. Ruth is now pain free & with our Heavenly Father. Love, Jack & Linda Franks

  4. Moni Schmidt McCartney says

    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss of Ruth. My mom and Ruth met at Healthbridge and became fast friends. Ruth and Jerry were there for my mom and us girls when my dad passed away. Jerry did the service and Ruth sang.
    May you find comfort in knowing she’s at peace.

  5. Pattie Langpaap says

    I am so sorry for your loss. Lorraine has her family have always kept me aware of Ruth Ann and Jerry’s lives. Our paths crossed at your church among the many celebrations I attended there. Heaven gained a woman of faith.

  6. Chuck Hagemeier says

    Jerry, have great memories of our time together in Kingsbury. Our hearts are saddened with news of Ruth’s death.
    We are praying for God’s comfort and peace be yours.

    Chuck and Lynnie Hagemeier

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