Ruth Marie Perryman Holtz

Ruth Marie Perryman Holtz, a former Ridgway resident, passed away in Houston, Texas, on Nov. 20, 2010, from cancer. He was born on March 23, 1921 to Harry Perryman and wife, Marie Lamb Perryman, in Shelbyville, Ill. She married Larry Holtz in 1944, with whom she reared two sons. She was preceded in death by her brother Richard, who died in childhood. She was also preceded in death by her husband, a World War II veteran of the Navy, and her younger son Gary Holtz of Ridgway, a Vietnam veteran. She will be buried with them in Arlington Cemetery. She is survived by her elder son, Richard Barry Holtz, Ph.D., and his children, Mark and Peter Holtz of Menlo Park, Calif.; Andrew Jared Holtz of San Diego, Calif.; and Megan Elizabeth Holtz, of Houston, Texas, and by her son; and Gary's son, Gary Matthew Holtz of Chicago, Ill. The family expresses its appreciation to Ms. Robyn Burgess and her staff at the City of Houston's senior housing facility, 2100 Memorial Apartments in Houston, Texas, for helping Ruth live happily and independently until her final illness. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mary Crowley Cancer Research Center, at or to the charity of your choice.