Ruthe Marie Hotchkiss passed away on Dec. 24, 2013, in Grass Valley. She was 74.
Services will take place from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.
Ruthe was born on Jan. 19, 1939, in Nevada County to Rex and Ruth Robinson.
She graduated from Nevada Union High School and received a bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University. She was an employee of Placer County for 30 years and was an avid reader and gardener. Ruthe had a passion for history and politics and enjoyed traveling.
She is survived by her son, Steven Hotchkiss; daughte Jennifer Hotchkiss; sister Judith Babb; and granddaughter Brittany Wagner.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper & Weaver Mortuary.