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Ruth Ann Bishop

Ruth Ann Bishop ascended on February 4th, 2023. She was greeted in heaven by her loved ones who passed before her, parents James Joseph and Eleanore Alma Heron and her partner in love for 50 years, Billy Owen Rorer.

Surviving family, who will continue to celebrate her life include her daughter Patty Bishop Ramos (Steven), her son James Wade Bishop, grandsons Kevin, Dylan and Logan Salter and Beau Bishop. She was very thrilled that she finally got the girl that she was waiting for when her great-granddaughter Raelyn Ariah Bishop was born.

Ruth was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 14th 1940. Her father was a career Navy officer and as a result she attended 17 schools between 1st and 12th grades. She loved maps because as they moved frequently she would follow each journey on her map!

Upon graduating from high school in Reseda, California she became a dental assistant. Ruth settled in Alexandria, Virginia and worked for Dr. Wallace Edens and later Dr. Jon Williams. She started as a dental assistant and then became the office manager. She cared and had compassion for patients and co-workers that was consistent and genuine.

Ruth was a fierce and loving mother, leading by example. She had a tender heart and a soft spot for animals. Although she had two children many called her mom. All were always welcome in her home and after hugs and greetings were offered food and drink. She shared her love and was loved in return by many.

Ruth will be missed by all who loved her but we will take comfort in knowing that her spirit, the lessons she taught us and the unconditional love she shared will always be with us.

God asked us to love one another as I have loved you. Ruth loved.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Gathering

Saturday, February 11, 2023

9:00 - 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Cunningham Turch Funeral Home

811 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, February 11, 2023

10:00 - 11:30 am (Eastern time)

Cunningham Turch Funeral Home

811 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

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Interment

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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