Ruth Hecker died Dec. 14, 2012, at the age of 92.
Mrs. Hecker was a resident of Mariposa and the Ahwahnee area for 30 years.
She was born Nov. 30, 1920 in Ankeny, Iowa to Harry and Orpha Cornwell.
Mrs. Hecker attended beauty college in Des Moines, Iowa and worked as a hairdresser in Iowa.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, baking and cooking.
Mrs. Hecker was a member of Sierra Historic Sites Association.
She was preceded in death by son Dwight and her parents.
Mrs. Hecker is survived by husband Neal, son Harlan Hecker and wife Kimberly, all of Mariposa County; brothers J and wife Orma of Redding, and Donald and wife Dorothy of Ankeny, Iowa; sister Olive Sinai of Mission Viejo; grandchildren Dulcey Rood and husband Robert, and Neal Hecker, all of Tracy; and great-grandchildren Acacia and Mackenzie of Santa Lova Virgin Island, and Victoria of Santa Rosa.
No memorial service will be held.