Ruth Moore Eliades died peacefully surrounded by family at her home in Newport Beach, Calif., on March 9, 2013, the anniversary of her beloved mother's birth.

Ruth was born on Sept. 26, 1931, in Winnemucca, where she was raised. She attended the University of Nevada in Reno as the recipient of the Harolds Club Scholarship and graduated in 1953. While attending college, she met and married James Eliades from McGill, Nev.,who also was a recipient of the same scholarship.

Jim and Ruth relocated to southern California in 1955 where Jim pursued a career in the aerospace industry. After raising their three children, Ruth earned her teaching credential and taught elementary school. She retired from teaching as a reading specialist in 1988.

Ruth is survived by her son, James Eliades, Jr. (Cheryl), Laguna Hills, Calif., daughters Barbara Eliades (Scott Dunham), Glendale, Calif., and Jeanne Eliades (Larry Mailliard), Boonville, Calif., nine grandchildren, one great-grandson and numerous loving nieces and nephews.

She is also survived by sisters Mary Moore Lawrence (Jack), Barbara Moore Timmons (Gene), Dianne Moore Doss (Paul), Winifred Moore Kramer (Dale) and brother, Donald E. Moore (Judy.)

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Jim in 1983, and brothers Joseph E. Moore and Robert J. Moore.

Ruth's laughter, intellect, charm and grace will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

A memorial service is being planned for the summer.