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Ruth E Pitzer

August 15, 1923 January 20, 2018
Ruth E Pitzer
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Anna Ruthella Pitzer, 94, of Midwest City died January 20, 2018, in Midwest City. Ruth was born on the family farm in Thomas, OK to R.I & Stella Dibler.

She was preceded in death by both her parents; sisters, Hazel Green, Lucille Rainbolt; brother, Warren Dibler; and her husband, Hugh Pitzer who she was married to for 63 years .

She is survived by her son, Mark Pitzer of MWC; daughter and son-in-law, Melissa & Dave Copenhaver of MWC; granddaughter & family, Amy & Troy Chavez; and great-grandson, Ian Chavez, all of OKC.

Ruth was always busy and worked many different types of jobs throughout her life. When she and Hugh were first married and Hugh was away in WWII, Ruth worked at Douglas Aircraft (now Tinker) on airplanes. She was one of the original “Rosie the Riveters”. After Hugh returned, they worked together as partners in several businesses, raised a family and were part of the founding families of Midwest City. Later she worked at Spencer’s Grocery, Lockheed Aircraft, Modern Office Supply, ESEO Federal Credit Union and Spencer’s Homes where she was foreman of the building crew.

Ruth enjoyed life and her family. Her relationship with Mark, Melissa and Amy was special in their own way. She always made sure Mark was taken care of. Her relationship with Melissa was beyond typical. They were best friends, confidants and in later years pretty much inseparable. Her granddaughter always brought her great joy and her great-grandson, Ian, was the light of her life and gave her very special energy and happiness in the last 11 years.

She will be remembered by her smile, her infectious laugh and her chocolate sheet cake!

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8:00 AM 1/23/2018 8:00:00 AM - 8:00 PM 1/23/2018 8:00:00 PM
Barnes Friederich Funeral Home

1820 S. Douglas Blvd.
Midwest City, OK 73130

Barnes Friederich Funeral Home
1820 S. Douglas Blvd. Midwest City 73130 OK
United States

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11:00 AM 1/24/2018 11:00:00 AM
Barnes Friederich Funeral Home Chapel

1820 S Douglas Blvd
Midwest City, OK 73130

Barnes Friederich Funeral Home Chapel
1820 S Douglas Blvd Midwest City 73130 OK
United States

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Arlington Memory Gardens Final Resting Place

3400 N Midwest Blvd.
Midwest City, OK 73141

3400 N Midwest Blvd. Midwest City 73141 OK
United States

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