Wesson, E. Ruth

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Eleanor Ruth Wesson, age 97, of Elliston, VA, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, August 27, 2017. She died of natural causes. She was born April 1, 1920, to Anne & Roy Campbell, in Phoenix, AZ. She had two brothers Richard Dick Campbell and Roy Campbell Jr. Ruth married Wiley Stan Wesson in 1940 and moved to Los Angeles. They raised five children and built their home in Downey. An early example of an independent woman, she returned to school at the age of 42 to become a registered nurse. She graduated from Long Beach City College in 1964. She worked at Rancho Los Amigos Hospital in LA County. As head nurse, she oversaw more than 2,000 patients in critical care and those with spinal cord injuries. In 1970, her husband Stan died of cancer at the age of 56. In 2001, she moved east with her daughter and son-in-law to the Washington, DC area. Ruth loved literature and was a voracious reader; many times reading one book a day. She was a wonderful storyteller, an excellent cook and loved to laugh.
She is survived by her children Dawne Davis, Wiley & Lulu Wesson, Fred Wesson, Deborah Wesson, and Laura & Stuart Rawlings, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.