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News - September 11, 2013

Service for Mary Ruth Berrett

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, 950 Santa Cruz Ave. in Menlo Park, for Mary Ruth Berrett of Menlo Park, who died at home Aug. 29 after a battle against cancer. She was 87.

Ms. Berrett was born in Santa Cruz and graduated from the College of San Mateo. She met Stanford law student John Richard "Jack" Berrett while living in Palo Alto and they were married in 1948. After living in Sacramento for a short time, they moved to Menlo Park.

For many years, Ms. Berrett volunteered at resale shops, including the Menerton Shop (where she was shop manager), Treasures, and the Bargain Box. She was a member of the Menertons and the Atherlons and cherished the many friends she met through these organizations, say family members. She enjoyed travel, reading, music, and gardening, and took Jazzercize classes for more than 30 years.

She is survived by her children, Judith of Bellevue, Washington, and Richard of Menlo Park. Her husband, Jack, died in 2004.

Remembrances may be made to Pathways Hospice, 585 N. Mary Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94085.

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