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Ruth Glidden-Pantry Obituary

Ruth Mozelle Glidden-Pantry
Ruth Mozelle Glidden-Pantry

November 6, 1936 - April 29, 2020
Born in California
Resided in Salinas, California


Ruth Mozelle Glidden-Pantry, a Salinas native was born November 6, 1936 to Lloyd and Dorotha Barnwell. She passed away on April 29, 2020.

Ruth was raised off of Old Stage outside Chualar. She was known as Ruthie by her family and classmates. She attended Chualar Grammer School, graduated from Gonzales High School, class of 1954 and attended UC Berkley.

Ruth retired after almost 28 years of checking out books at the Salinas Public Library and was part of the team that brought the library online with its first automated computer system.

She was a member and past president of the Monterey County Stamp Club, a member and past officer of the Cactus and Succulent Society, a 20 year volunteer and past board member of the Steinbeck House Restaurant, a former member of Anne’s Web Spinning Guild and a member of First Presbyterian Church (now Compass Church). She researched her family genealogy back to North Carolina, Virginia and the Revolutionary War and was always ready to help with any class reunion plans.

She was predeceased by her son Kurt Glidden, sister Peggy Bales and nephew Bobby Bales.

Ruth is survived by her son Mark Glidden, granddaughters Joell Glidden and Nicolle King, brother in law Robert Bales and Numerous cousins.

At her request no services are planned.

Memorials to: Steinbeck House, 132 Central Ave., Salinas, CA 93901 or donors favorite charity



Funeral Home
Struve and Laporte Funeral Home
41 West San Luis Street
Salinas, CA US 93901


Steinbeck House/Valley Guild
132 Central Avenue
Salinas, CA US 93901