Ruth C. Steen, 85, of Corona del Mar, passed away September 19th. Born in Los Angeles March 23, 1925 she lived locally on Balboa Island and in Corona del Mar for the last 55 years and participated in Angelitos de Oro Chapter of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of O.C., Assistance League of Newport Mesa, Jr. League of Newport Harbor and was involved in founding the O.C. Performing Arts Center. She golfed at Newport Beach County Club and La Quinta Country Club and was very active at the Balboa Yacht Club.
She attended Occidental College and UCLA where she met her husband, Edwin F. Steen, Jr. There she joined Alpha Delta Pi sorority, became a cheerleader and rode on their float in the Rose Bowl Parade in 1947.
Married 62 years, Ruth and Ed spent their life together traveling on their yacht, Truant, and exploring almost all of the US and Canada on their motor home, Truant 1. They traveled with their children and grandchildren to the mountains of Idaho, enjoyed waterskiing, snow skiing and boating and lived a good life. Ed preceded her in passing on Aug. 11th, 2010.
She loved animals, enjoyed china painting, embroidery, knitting, sewing, cooking and threw some great parties. Ruth was dynamic and fun, a loving wife and mother and will be truly missed. She is survived by two sisters, Jeannette and Mary Louise; daughter, Lori; son, Edwin III; grandchildren Edwin IV, Amy and Terry; and two great-granddaughters.
Memorial to be held Sat, Oct. 16th at 1:00pm at her home. For info call 949-633-5326.