SSMC is mourning the loss of Ruth Peterson, Board Chair Emeritus and one of our greatest supporters, who passed away around 1 PM on Thursday, June 28. She has been not doing well for several months but was still coming to work and adding her special touch as late as Tuesday. She was an amazing, smart, funny, ambitious, visionary, and inspiring woman and her presence will be greatly missed.
A memorial service for friends and family was held on Thursday, July 12th at the Redwood City Elks Lodge and included a touching tribute video.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation in Ruth’s honor to Sustainable San Mateo County. Donations can be mailed to our office or made online at JustGive.org. Thank you.
If you have pictures or memories of Ruth that you’d like to share, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or post them on our Facebook page.
Rest in peace, Ruth.