Ruth Lise Locatelli |

Ruth Lise Locatelli

Ruth Lise Locatelli (Harmegnies) passed away on September 9 after a short battle with Leukemia.

Born in Canada in 1936, Ruth was the oldest of five children. She received her nursing degree before marrying her husband of 53 years, Tarcisio Locatelli, and relocating to California in 1959. As a Registered Nurse, she provided loving care to obstetrical patients at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City and Mercy San Juan in Carmichael.

Ruth raised two daughters, Julia Locatelli and Annalise Locatelli OConnor, and provided unconditional love to her three grandchildren, Jason Varni, Marissa Varni, and Nicholas OConnor. She also loved her granddogs, JoeJoe and Dolly.

Ruth and Tarcisio moved to Grass Valley in 1983. She volunteered for the Interfaith Food Ministry, Animal Save Thrift Store, and Sierra Nevada Memorial Foundation. Ruth loved traveling, shopping, attending retired nurses luncheons, and her geraniums.

She is survived by her husband, daughters, son-in-law (Brian OConnor), three grandchildren, two brothers and one sister.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Interfaith Food Ministry, Animal Save, or Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation.

A memorial service is being held on Sunday, September 16 at noon at the Biblical Gardens on Auburn Road in Grass Valley followed by a light lunch for close friends and family.

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