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Name Ruth Belva Seidel1, Grandmother, F
Birth 24 Jul 1906, San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., CA17
Death 12 Jan 2007, Mesa, Maricopa Co., AZ
Burial 18 Jan 2007, Crown Hill Cemetery, Denver, Denver Co., CO1
Father Robert Francis Seidel , M (1880-1963)
Mother Lola Belva Spiker , F (1884-1964)
Spouses
1 Johanne Petersen “John” Smith1,8, Grandfather, M
Birth 17 Apr 1903, Denver, Denver Co., CO
Death 10 Aug 1985, Mesa, Maricopa Co., AZ3
Burial Crown Hill Cemetery, Denver, Denver Co., CO1
Father Peder Nielsen (Schmidt) Smith , M (1864-1949)
Mother Marie Sophia Jensen , F (1860-1932)
Marriage 31 Mar 1929, Denver, Denver Co., CO1
Children J. E. (Private)
  D. G. (Private)
Notes for Ruth Belva Seidel
1. Ruth Seidel was the daughter of Robert and Lola Belva Seidel. Robert Seidel worked as a boiler maker for the railroad. These jobs were not permanent, so he moved from railroad company to railroad company for work. They lived in many places when Ruth was growing up, she was born in San Bernardino, California, but never lived there long. When Ruth was in High School, they were living in Lincoln, Nebraska. She worked after school during high school as a cashier in the basement (money tubes were sent down for change, and she sent the money back to the store floor) of Ruge & Gundells Department store. She learned to sew on a treadle sewing machine, earning money as a seamstress and she sewed all her own clothes. Just before her senior year, Ruth’s dad had to take a job transfer to Denver in 1925, so her parents moved to Denver, and Ruth lived with her friend Bernice in Lincoln, Nebraska, graduating from High School there. During her senior year of school, she worked for the school board. She moved in 1926 to Denver to live with her parents, getting work at Styles Machinery Company in Denver. In 1929 her parents bought a house at 4923 Raleigh Street. Ruth lived there with her parents until she married, and her parents lived there until they died.1
2. Ruth Belva Smith of Mesa, AZ passed away January 12, 2007 in Mesa. She was born in San Bernardino, CA on July 24, 1906. She was preceded in death by her husband, John P. Smith. Ruth and John left Denver, CO and moved to Mesa, AZ in 1969. Ruth is survived and will be missed by her son, Donald (Beverly) and her daughter Janis (Don) Nicholls; 6 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; as well as many friends. Final resting place will be held on Thursday January 18, 2007 at Crown Hill Cemetery in Denver, Colorado. Meldrum Mortuary handled the arrangements. Contributions may be made to Baner Gardens Hospice House, 7231 E. Broadway Rd. Mesa, AZ 85208.1
Notes for Johanne Petersen “John” (Spouse 1)
The family lived in the Berkley area of Denver, at 4923 Raleigh St., Denver, CO.1
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