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Mrs. Gertrude "Dell" Clodell Ruddock

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Gertrude "Dell" Clodell Ruddock, 86, was called home Tuesday, December 28, 2010. She was born May 13, 1924 to Ida and William Travis in Bertram, Texas, the youngest of ten children. Interested in nursing from a young age, she retired as a psychiatric technician in Napa, Calif. She enjoyed gardening, reading, family, traveling and Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Ruddock, retired USMC, and is survived by her children: Ruth Gardner (Brian) of San Jose, CA; Lorna Barrett (Les), Augusta; James Ruddock (Margaret) of Chesapeake, VA; Rickey Ruddock of Thomson and adopted daughter Janelle Dempsey, also of Thomson; grandchildren: Lorin Ruddock, Beau Carrigan (Alicia), Ashley Spencer (Andrew), Tyler Gardner (Kelcie), Theresa Sandusky (Mike), Denise Toledo (Rico); great-grandchildren: Jamie Polk, Travis Spencer, Nicholas Carrigan, Brett Duplechain, and Aaron Nardone. An informal memorial service celebrating her life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to That's What Friends Are For, Inc. (Animal Rescue Fund), c/o Lorna Barrett, Village Deli & Friends, 2803 Wrightsboro Rd. Ste 28, Augusta, GA 30909. Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.

Web posted on Thursday, January 06, 2011

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