Ruth Ellen Dunning
Ruth Ellen Dunning
  • June 8, 1920 - March 16, 2017
  • Williamsburg, Virginia

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Ruth Ellen Dunning , 96, died peacefully in her home on March 16, 2017. Ruth was born in Spokane, Washington on June 8, 1920. After high school she attended the University of Washington in Seattle. In 1941 she met the love of her life, Kenneth Dunning. After a brief courtship they eloped and married in Couer d'Alene, Idaho on September 2, 1941. Ruth was a devoted wife and companion to Kenneth for 70 years.
After World War II they moved to Alexandria, Virginia and started a family. Ruth, a loving and supportive mother enriched the lives of her four children. During their retirement years, Ruth and Ken moved to Seattle and continued to enjoy their active life together. In 2001 they returned to the east coast and located in Williamsburg, Virginia to be closer to their children.
Ruth is preceded in death by her husband Kenneth and sister, Jane Daniels. She leaves her four children, David M. Dunning MD, Jane B. Dunning, John K. Dunning and Marion Leigh Rozier and seven grandchildren.
Ruth will always be remembered for her spirit, style and beautiful smile
that brightened all around her.
A private graveside service will be held on Saturday March 25, 2017 at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Williamsburg, Virginia. Online condolences may be shared at