Ruth M. (Mocarski) Teter

March 11, 1936 ~ June 9, 2022 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Ruth Marie Teter was born March 11, 1936 and lived a long and happy life before she passed away June 9, 2022.


Ruth grew up in Conneaut Lake, Penn., where she and her husband, Gene Teter, met in 7th grade.


She and Gene attended Thiel College in Pennsylvania and married a year after graduation.

Gene had begun his career as a naval aviator, a path that took them from Virginia to Florida and, for many years, back and forth between California and Texas.


Ruth and Gene had four children during those years and Ruth was very busy as a mom, Navy wife and maintaining a home, often by herself, due to Gene’s Navy career.


Ruth began her own career as a legal secretary in Hanford, Calif., once the children began high school. Life then took the family back to Texas, where she became a legal assistant for the county attorney in Beeville, Texas.


Ruth and Gene moved to Washington, D.C., for Gene’s last tour and where Ruth served as executive assistant at A.T. Kearney and then EDS. Gene retired as Ruth continued her career as a consultant before they moved to Monument, Colo., in 2001. 


Ruth lived a happy, quiet life with Gene in their Colorado home. She continued her love of cooking, enjoying the mountain views, gardening, bird watching and traveling to visit children, grandchildren and grand-puppies.


Ruth is survived by her husband, Gene, their four children Susan Walsh (Patrick), Sandra Teter-Whorton (John), Mike Teter (Nydia) and Steve Teter (Terri); grandchildren Sean Walsh, Brendan Walsh and Reilly Walsh; niece, MaryBeth House, and nephews, Bill Mocarksi and Jimmy Money. 


She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Marion, and her brother, Vince Mocarski and his wife, Betty.


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