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Sarah Ann Stewart (Rue) obituary

Obituary from Hollister Freelance for Sarah Ann Stewart Rue

Death Ends Long Active Career of Pioneer Mrs. Sarah Ann Rue

The remarkable life of Sarah Ann Rue closed today.

Death took the 95-year-old local pioneer woman this morning, bringing to an end the valiant battle she had waged against the Grim Reaper the past few years.

She had not been seen the past several years on the streets much, for illness, aggravated by her advanced age, had forbid that.

But up to three or four years ago, she was active and spry as a young business woman. In her nineties, when most people are content to while away the hours in a rocking chair, Mrs. Rue operated an orchard south of the city – successfully too.

She came to town frequently to look after her own business affairs. She walked with a surprising briskness into business houses and placed her orders with decision. She could “strike” a bargain with the acumen of a keen mind – a fair, but shrewd bargain.

Active Up To 90

But her active life began to “tell” on her, at the youthful age of more than 90 years. Her health became impaired, and for the past few years she lived a retired life.

She came to this section many years ago from her native State of Pennsylvania. During her residence here, she became endeared to a host of friends throughout the county, who will be grieved t hear of her passing.

Mrs. Rue was the mother of Mrs. Annie Austin and Mrs. Francis Frost of Hollister; Mrs. Minnie Mayhew, of Berkeley; Mrs. John Isaac, of San Diego, Fred Hue, of San Jose, and the late Mrs. James Stone.

Private funeral service will be held Monday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the Black-Cooper funeral parlor until the hour of the service on Monday.

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