Russel Cory Ruth |

Russel Cory Ruth

Russel Ruth died in South Nevada County on August 12 in an automobile

accident caused by a mechanical failure in an off-road vehicle. He was 36.

Russel was born on February 16, 1972 in Eureka, CA to Tip and Lora

Jane Ruth.

He attended Magnolia Middle School and Bear River High School, where he

graduated in 1989. He was pursuing a Micro-Robotics degree at Sierra


On August 4, 2007, he married Barbra McWilliams and they formed a new

family with Russel’s son, Derick and Barbra’s son, Ian and daughter, Drew.

He enjoyed off-road driving, cruiser restoration, extreme off-road

rock-crawling, skiing, rock-climbing, and motorcycles. Russel was a huge

music fan, attending many concerts. He was also the trail chairman of the

TLCA’s Rubithon and the Gold Lake Trail Run. Always doing a good deed,

Russel helped SYRCL River clean-up by pulling out abandoned vehicles. He was

a loving, dedicated father, husband, and neighbor whose cheerful disposition

and good looks brightened the day of whoever encountered him.

Russel is survived by his wife, Barbra Ruth; sons Derick Ruth and Ian

Corker; daughter, Drew Corker; parents, Tip and Lora Jane Ruth; sister, Lela

Ruth; nephew, Corbin Harris; all of Grass Valley; brother, Ken Ruth, of

Folsom; nephew, Kacy Ruth, and niece, Cory Ruth of Sacramento.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, August 17 at 2pm and will

be located at 12092 Hilltop Terrace. Please call 272-5566 for more

information. All friends and family are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sutter Memorial Grief Art Program,

2800 L Street, #400, Sacramento, CA 95816 (916) 454-6555.

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