Ruth Guidry

Ruth Guidry

Wednesday, June 13th, 1923 Friday, March 13th, 2020

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Obituary for Ruth Lee Guidry


Ruth Lee Yates-Guidry born in Walterboro, SC on June 13, 1923 to the late John Weldon & Anna Bunch Jamison-Yates. Also preceding her in death are 4 siblings: Glossiree (George) Yates-Washington, Dozie (Mack) Yates-Barnhill, John Lee (Thelma) Yates, and Richard David (Rosalie)Yates Sr.

At a youthful age and losing her mother to a serious illness, Ruth followed her sisters to New York, NY, where she graduated from high school. Years later she found love, in March 1955, united in Holy💍Matrimony to Jesse James Malry. Soon afterwards, she and Jesse relocated to Los Angeles, CA. Aunt Ruth attended and graduated from Vermont Beauty Collage, Los Angeles. With a passion for business, she established and opened Ruth’s Beauty Salon in Los Angeles. Jesse J. Malry passed in1968 while serving active duty in the Merchant Marines (no children). ️

December 1972, Aunt Ruth united in💍marriage to William Guidry. While living their best lives; both retired and moved to Las Vegas, NV, where they faithfully attended Second Baptist Church of Las Vegas. In 2001, William left this life to join our heavenly father (no children).

In 2012, Aunt Ruth moved to Charleston, SC to spend quality time with family.
Four years later, . . .⏰☎️ 📞still moving & grooving; Aunt Ruth ✈ returned to California to live life as a valley girl in Sherman Oaks. 🌈🌴🌴
June 13, 2019, Aunt Ruth celebrated her 96th 🎂🎊🎁 birthday 👏🏽👏🏽💜 March 13, 2020, our loving aunt👒📿 gracefully left this life at Just Like Home Senior Living & Hospice.
She leaves to cherish her memory; dearest cousin: Dr. Penny Barnhill-Lewis. Nieces: Vivian Yates-Loyd & Olivia Williams. Nephews: John (Marilyn) Thompson, Kerry (Alexis) Yates, Martin (Roselyn) Ross, and Maurice Ross. Goddaughter: Kayla Brown and loving sister-friend: Elouise Champ.

In the name of JESUS, 🙏🏽may she rest in she will be missed on earth by a host of family and friends🦋🍃🌾🌻🌹😘💞💝

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Vivian Loyd

The first time I met Aunt Ruth I was 13. She lived in the next building to my father, her brother, on 156th Street and Broadway in New York. We spent a lot of time together that summer. She liked to play her numbers with the "number runner". Later in the day, she would spend time on the front stoop as well as others on the block waiting to hear what number was for the day (we got lottery now). Not long after I arrived, she and Uncle Jessie moved to California. Several years later when she came to New York for a visit, I asked her to take me to get my long hair cut short. We surprised everyone. My Aunt's house in Englewood and later Las Vegas was a show place, she was a gracious hostess, she liked to dress, liked manicures-pedicures and was a very good dancer also, she loved going to the casinos. Although she never had children, we bonded like mother, daughter and friend. While I was caregiver to my father, her nephew John and wife Marilyn were her loving, selfless, dedicated and compassionate caregivers. My Aunt Ruth and my father died five months apart. I miss and love them very much. May they R.I.P.
Comment | Posted at 11:43am via Condolence

Betty Ordaz

I had the privilege and honor to meet this iconic most beautiful woman while working at the assisted living facility. I looked forward to walking into her room every morning with her medications and being received with her intoxicating smile that could light up a room 😊. She’d always greet me with that smile and “good morning baby” 😊, even then she would be more worried about me needing to take a break and relax than anything she might be experiencing herself. She was selfless, loving, caring, funny, oh so smart! I miss her very much, but I’ll always have my memories of our special times and conversations.

I love you Aunt Ruth ❤️God bless you rest in blissed peace 🙏🏼🌹

Betty Ordaz
Comment | Posted at 05:37pm via Condolence

Sonya Coleman

I love and and miss my beautiful Aunt Ruth. She had such a beautiful smile and a very beautiful spirit. You’ll be missed my beautiful 😇 angel. John and Marilyn you two loved aunt Ruth dearly and the both of you were very good to Aunt Ruth. She’s looking down on you both. I want you both to know how blessed humble and thankful I am to have had the opportunity to spend spend her 96th birthday with her. I love you my family and my prayers and condolences are with you John Marilyn and Clinton. Rest in paradise beautiful 😇 angel. Blessed are the dead that die in the lord. Love you my beautiful cousins. Sincerely, Sonya Coleman❤️🙏🏾
Comment | Posted at 05:06pm via Condolence

John E. Thompson

The Bible says: To be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord.
Aunt Ruth’s passing is our loss. But, to be with God the Father, and our Lord & Personal Saviour Jesus Christ is her gain! So we celebrate that in Jesus’ name. Praise God that we had the opportunity to know her and love her while she walked this earth.
To quote a verse from a poem I read, author unknown:
My life’s been full, I savored much. Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seems all to brief, Don’t lengthen your pain with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and peace to thee, God wanted me now – He set me free.
Like Paul in 2nd Timothy, ch.4, v 7&8. Aunt Ruth fought a good fight, she finished her course, she kept the faith. She will receive her crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous judge will give on that day.
Praise God!
My sincerest Thank You to my wife Marilyn, for all the love, care and companionship you provided to Aunt Ruth when she came back here to Los Angeles from South Carolina. Thank you for writing the Obituary, and the countless hours you spent sorting, cropping, and making collages of pictures for family and friends to enjoy in remembrance and tribute to Aunt Ruth through this photo album.
Thank you so much to Vivian Yates-Loyd, who I know loved Aunt Ruth very much, and whose knowledge of the Jamison/Yates family history was amazing, enlightening and essential to Marilyn’s research.
Thank you, Aunt Ruth. You were and still are, my favorite Aunt.
In Faith & Love,
John E. Thompson
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