Ruth Rachel Guess

October 3, 1930 - August 26, 2015

10/03/1930 - 08/26/2015

Past Services

Service
Wednesday September 02, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
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Celebration of Life

Service
Wednesday September 02, 2015
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
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Reception and time of togetherness

Visitation

Ruth Rachel Guess, 84, passed away August 26, 2015. She was born to the late Vance E. and Sarah Barker Russell and was also preceded by her son, Russell L. Guess; siblings, Helen Powers, Lillian Roach, and Ralph Russell. Ruth, affectionately known as “Bootsie” retired after 50 years of service from C & P Telephone and spent much of her free time playing her favorite game Bridge with her Bridge club and going out to dinner with the Dinner Bells.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Cynthia A. Dejongh and her husband Paul, William “Brad” Guess; grandchildren, Hayley J. Ewan, Josh C. Guess; and sister, Mary Bess; and companion, Norman Zwahlen.
A service to celebrate her life will be held Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 2:00pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd. Virginia Beach, VA. Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Heart Foundation in lieu of flowers. Please visit www.altmeyerfh.com to offer condolences to the family.

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Patti Collins Killen
7 years ago

WOW! What a special, fun-loving, happy person Bootsie always seemed to be way back when I know her at C&P on Mustang Trail. She brought lots of smiles to all of us. My deepest sympathy to all of her family who will miss her so much. Will kwwp y’all in my thoughts and prayers. Patti Collins Killen

Helen Fontaine
7 years ago

Brad and Cindy, I grew up across the street from you in Fairfield. I remember your mother always smiling and so full of life. I wish I had spent more time getting to know her better. From what I’m reading, she was loved my many and how blessed you are to have had such a kind and caring mom.

Mary West
7 years ago

Heartfelt thoughts and sympathy are with you in your time of sorrow. Bootsie will never be forgotten, she leaves behind great memories to everyone who knew her.

pamela Blankenship Barlow
7 years ago

I am so sorry for all of you in the loss of an amazing woman that made us all laugh through the years! She will be missed! God Speed

frances & eddie granger
7 years ago

We all have special warm memories of Bootsie. We send our sincere condolences to her family and close friends.

Frances and Eddie Granger

Kimberly Presley
7 years ago

Bootsie Was An Amazing Friend. She Would Come Over And Say Well Kimberly The Neighborhood Is Really Quiet, Bootsie And I Would Sit Down And Have Many Laughs. Bootsie, Use To Tell Me How Much She Loved Her Children And Grandchildren. I Use To See Bootsie Every Morning Getting Her Newspaper. I Would Watch Her And her Home for her. I know I miss Bootsie and her coming over and having talks with me. Bootsie You are so dearly missed. You had so many who cared about you. RIP Bootsie. I will never forget the times and laughs we shared.

Jane Marshall
7 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.

Kathy Carr
7 years ago

Bootsie was such a special sweet person – she lived in a lovely world even though her life was not easy and she played the best hand of bridge – even up to the last. She will always live in my memory as an inspiration – it was a blessing to know her – my heartfelt sympathy at your loss. Sincerely

Kathy – her bridge friend

Jacquie & Bucky Wedeman
7 years ago

Thoughts and Prayers are with the family. So sorry for your lost. Bootise was a fun, loving and free sprit lady. Had a lot of good memories at Carova Beach
Deepest sympathy
Bucky & Jacquie Wedeman

Bob and Patti
7 years ago

Bootsie was such a wonderful and colorful friend. She was loved by so many, and will be missed terribly! RIP dearest Bootsie. We love you!