Saturday, January 20, 2018

RIP Mary Ruth

Bakersfield Californian
January 20, 2018

Mary (Kizziar) Murie

Our dear wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Mary (Kizziar) Murie, went to her eternal rest on January 12, 2018 in Bakersfield, CA. She is survived by Earle Murie, her husband; Pam Findley, her daughter; Mark Murie, her son; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mary was born in Maypearl, Texas and spent her childhood in Hollywood, CA where she performed as a child actress for MGM Pictures. She attended high school in Pomona and college in Ontario, CA. In 1951 she married the love of her life, Earle Murie, in Louisville, Kentucky after which Earle served in the Korean War. Upon Earle's discharge, the couple resided in the Long Beach, CA area, where their son and daughter were born. Eventually the family moved to San Luis Obispo where Earle and Mary lived for over 45 years, participating in community theater productions as actors, directors, instructors, and producers of numerous musical theater productions.

Mary was a tireless wife, mother, and grandmother. She delighted in serving her family, both physical and spiritual. She loved animals, was devoted to God, and enjoyed crafts, gardening, watching Jeopardy, eating chocolate, and, especially, music and theater. Her bright smile and positive outlook will be missed by many.

Memorial services to celebrate Mary's life will be held at the Los Osos Valley Church of Christ, 2058 Los Osos Valley Road, on Saturday, January 27th at 11:00 a.m. A lunch reception will follow.

RUTH, Mary (Mary Ruth Kizziar)
Born: 1932, Maypearl, Texas, U.S.A.
Died: 1/12/2018, Barkersfield, California, U.S.A.

Mary Ruth’s western – actress:
Song of the Buckaroo – 1938 (Mary Ruth Alden)

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