Ruth was born on Jan. 26, 1922 in Big Run, Pa., the daughter of the late James and Twila (Long) Wynkoop.
She moved to the Jamestown and Falconer areas as a youth and graduated from Jamestown Public Schools. She had lived in Bradenton, Fla., for 12 years and spent some time in Long Beach, Calif., where she worked for the World War II war effort at the Long Beach Naval Yards as a welder. She enjoyed a long career in data processing having been employed by the former Ajax in Westfield and retired from Niagara Therapy in Brocton as a data processing supervisor. Being the mother of two veterans, she was a member of the John W. Rogers Post 327 VFW Auxiliary. She was also a former member of the WOTM No. 517 both of Westfield. She had operated a taxi service in Westfield for several years. She was an avid bowler and was a member of the Professional Women’s Bowling Association and had participated in many pro-am tournaments. A lover of country music, Ruth was an accomplished guitar and bass player and had played in Real Country with Lloyd Wright and in Rusty Strings with Bill Reid and Don Briggs.
She is survived by her two sons, Dan M. (Louanne) Snow and Fred E. Snow both of Westfield, N.Y.; her grandchildren, Debbie Patch of Jamestown, N.Y., Randi Snow and James (Amanda) Spencer both of Pittsburgh, Pa.; and her great-grandchildren, Nickolas Patch of Denver, Colo., and Samantha and Lillie Spencer of Pittsburgh, Pa.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Fred M. Snow, her second husband, Bud Johnson, her brother, Clifford Wynkoop, and her sister, Alvera Snow.
No calling hours will be observed. At Ruth’s request, all services will be private, with burial in Portland Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Northern Canine Rescue, 7540 North Gale St., Westfield, N.Y. 14787.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the MASON FUNERAL HOME, 37 Clinton St., Westfield, N.Y. 14787. Log on to wwww.masonfuneral.com to send Ruth’s family a message of sympathy.
Ruth Evelyn (Wynkoop) Snow Johnson