Ruth Yvonne Munds (Gochenouer) better known as “Ruthie and Ms. Ruth”, was born on June 21, 1954 in Vallejo, California. She was the 4th born of 7 children to Wilburn and Peggy Munds.
Ruth and her 6 siblings Margaret, Darres, Alice, Patrick, Kathy, and Dale lived in Napa where she graduated High School in 1972.
On December 31, 1971, Ruth married Harry Gochenouer in Napa, California where they started their journey. They began their family in Napa on Brown Street, with first born son Eric (73). They moved to San Diego where middle son Jacob was born (76). Then they moved to Pittsburg, California and then to Antioch, California where youngest son Robert “Bobby” (81).
Harry and Ruth attended Chula Vista Church of Christ where they were baptized together in 1978. They later attended Antioch Church of Christ with their 3 boys. Her family grew with 3 daughter in-laws Tammy, Jennifer, and Tiffany and 9 grandchildren Donimalina, Erica, Hunter, Robert Jr., Elizabeth, Takoda, Hannah, Ayden, and Lucas.
Ruth loved children. She used her gift of love of children to work as a preschool teacher at Little Promises, Busy Kids, and Harbour Lights Preschool where she was known as “Ms. Ruth”. She was caring, kind, thoughtful, and loved by many. Her laughter was contagious, and it was distinct.
Ruth left this world to be with her heavenly father after a 10-month battle with cancer on October 13, 2018. Ruth is survived by husband Harry Gochenouer, her sisters and brothers Margaret, Darres, Alice, Patrick, Kathy, and Dale; by her sons Eric (Tammy), Jacob (Jennifer), and Robert (Tiffany). Ruth was also survived by 9 grandchildren, and numerous nephews and nieces.