Hearts Love 25

Ruth Elizabeth Baade

January 24, 1938 ~ April 9, 2022 (age 84)


Ruth Baade passed away at her residence on April 9, 2022. She was 84. Ruth was born on January 24, 1938 to Aksel Erickson and Edna Dunger in Watsonville, California. Ruth graduated from Watsonville High school and was able to serve her community, later in life. She belonged to the Soroptimist International of Watsonville, the Red Hat Ladies, and the Methodist Women’s Group. Ruth wanted to give back to a community she loved, and was proud of being a Watsonville Native. She was an awesome cook who made amazing pies and was a lover of cats.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her first husband Harold Baade (35 years), and sister Betty DeRose. She is survived by her husband Richard Gurnee (8 years), her children; Sandra Husty, Jeffrey Baade, and Darla Carter, 4 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and 1 great-great grandchild. A Celebration of Life will be rendered on Thursday April 14, 2022 at the United Methodist Church in Watsonville, California. Burial to follow at Pajaro Valley Memorial Park. Mehl’s Colonial Chapel was entrusted with the arrangements.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ruth Elizabeth Baade, please visit our floral store.


Celebration of Life
April 14, 2022

11:00 AM
United Methodist Church (Watsonville, California)

April 14, 2022

1:00 PM
Pajaro Valley Memorial Park, California, Watsonville

© 2022 Mehl's Colonial Chapel. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility