Obituary of Ruth Reynolds Griswold | TheUnion.com

Obituary of Ruth Reynolds Griswold

Ruth Reynolds Griswold passed away peacefully at her home in Grass Valley, CA on December 7, 2017. She was 91. She was surrounded with love.

Ruth was born in Tallassee, Florida July 29, 1926, to Walter and Nellie Reynolds. Most of her childhood was spent in Atlanta Georgia. She attended an all-women's college in the South and studied Dramatic Arts. After college she became a top dance instructor with Arthur Murray Dance Studios in Washington, D.C. It was there she met and married Robert S. Griswold Jr., and had five children. Her husband's career as a Federal Prosecutor brought them from Washington, D.C., to Minnesota, and finally to Marin County, CA in 1966. She resided in San Anselmo for 45 years, and moved to Grass Valley to be close to her two daughters. Her life-long passions were staying current on world affairs, oil painting, dancing, reading, gardening, bridge and doing charity work for the American Heart Association. She was a dedicated mother and homemaker. She was known for her great sense of humor, her stubborn but compassionate spirit, and her generous heart. Always willing to give and help others, but don't take away her Coca Cola!

Ruth is survived by Robert S. Griswold of Salmon, ID, Mynelle Soares of Grass Valley CA, Gwendolyn Hines also of Grass Valley, CA, Darrell Griswold of Truckee, CA, and Morgan Griswold of El Segundo, CA.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her sister Virginia Ewald; her husband and her parents.

Charitable contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Arrangements are under the care of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary.

Chapel of the Angels Mortuary 250 Race St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 Phone: (530)273-2446 Fax: (530)273-2674 chapeloftheangels@msn.com