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Ruth Wallace Pohle

October 22, 1918 ~ April 19, 2020 (age 101)


Ruth Wallace Pohle passed away peacefully at home on April 19th, 2020. She was 101 years old. She was born in Oklahoma to Frank Wallace and Georgia Warren Wallace on the 22nd of October 1918. Her father was a highway contractor so the family lived in the road camps all over the southwest. In 1934 they settled in Arizona. Ruth graduated from ASTC, which is now ASU.
Ruth had a rewarding career as a teacher. She trained many student teachers and was chosen Teacher Of the Year.
Like most people who lived through the Great Depression, Ruth was a good money manager. She was frugal with herself and generous with others. She was energetic, optimistic, prompt to appointments and kept her promises. She was an avid reader. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, crafts, fishing, and camping. She loved parties and family reunions.
She was a member of the Chi Omega Alumni and Goodwill Auxiliary.
She is survived by her children, Georgia "Sweet Pea" Clawson (Jimmy), Ted Pohle (Elaine), Christine Akin (Brant), William "Bill" Pohle (Judi), 10 grandchildren, 60+ great-grandchildren, numerous great-great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-great grandchildren.
At Ruth's request, no service will be held, but a celebration of life will be planned at a future date for her family.

Donations may be made to:
Arizona Talking Book Library
1030 N.32nd St.
Phoenix AZ


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