Ruth Serrano, a remarkable woman whose devotion to her family and determination shaped her life, has sadly left us. Born on June 14, 1932, in Berlin, Germany, Ruth was raised in an orphanage during World War II. At the war’s conclusion, she embarked on a journey that would take her from post-war Germany to the United States at the tender age of 18. Overcoming numerous challenges in language and living in an unfamiliar land, she embraced the opportunity to build a successful life for herself and her future loved ones.
Ruth met her husband Edwin Serrano at a Hollywood night school where they both attended a class to learn the English language. Shortly afterwards, they were married, just prior to Edwin’s enlistment in the Army to fight in the Korean War. Ruth cherished her role as a wife, homemaker, mother, Oma (grandmother), and great Oma (great grandmother. Ruth's children and grandchildren were at the center of her universe. She put their needs above her own and worked tirelessly to provide them with opportunities and a quality of life she had never experienced herself during the tumultuous years of World War II. Ruth's strong will led to fruitful adult years spanning over 9 decades.
Beyond being a devoted family matriarch, Ruth cultivated personal interests that brought joy into her life. Her love for outdoor exploration led to numerous camping trips with her family, creating memories that will be treasured forever. Additionally, she dedicated herself to needlepoint and knitting projects that spanned years on end—a testament to her patience and pride in craftsmanship.
On January 4, 2024, Ruth passed away peacefully at her Assisted Living Residence in Simi Valley, CA. While our hearts ache with grief at the loss of such an exceptional woman, it is important to remember the legacy she leaves behind.
Ruth is preceded in death by her beloved husband Edwin. She is survived by her four children: Karl Serrano (wife Loan), Linda Brown (husband Bob), Michael Serrano (wife Gloria), and Ingrid Jones (husband Chris). Her legacy also lives on through her twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
The memory of Ruth Serrano will forever be etched in our hearts. Her unwavering dedication to family, strength of character, and determination will serve as a guiding light for all who knew and loved her.
Family, friends, and well-wishers are invited to join in celebrating Ruth's remarkable life at a memorial service. The service will take place on January 29, 2024, starting at 11:00 AM, at Reardon Simi Valley Funeral Home located at 2636 Sycamore Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93065.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to Dementia / Alzheimers Resarch Associations.
in Ruth Serrano's honor. As we bid farewell to this incredible woman, let us carry forward her legacy by cherishing our loved ones and embracing life's challenges with the same resilience and determination that she embodied throughout her extraordinary journey.