Ruth Cavender

May 1, 1943 - September 24, 2018

Ruth Marie Cavender passed away on September 24, 2018 in Stockton, CA at the age of 75.  She was born on May 1, 1943 to Julia and Isabelo Callejo, in Stockton, CA.  She married Dewey Lee Cavender Sr. on August 1, 1964 and has lived her entire life in Stockton.  She worked for St. Joseph’s Medical Center for over 40 years until retirement.  She enjoyed reading, working crossword and word search puzzles,  cooking with Dewey for family gatherings, meeting with friends, family and coworkers for meals out, helping Dewey with the garden and fruit trees of which they would can and preserve jellies, jams, and vegetables, share and freeze fruits and vegetables with family and the entire neighborhood.  She was a native of Stockton and attended school at Fair Oaks Elementary, Fremont Jr. High, graduated from Franklin High and attended Stockton College.

Ruth is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Dewey Lee Cavender Sr., Father; Isabelo Callejo and son-in-law; BJ Price.  She is survived by her children, Lisa Cavender-Price, Dewey Lee Cavender Jr. (Corina) and Louis Owen Cavender (Eve) all of Stockton; grandchildren; Marlissa, Levi, Jeffrey, Correy, Kassandra, Gavin, Aiden and a great-granddaughter; Sophia;  Siblings; Joe (Tomi) Callejo, Dan (Terry) Callejo, Nieces: Debra (Kevin) Niebaum, Marci Callejo and Rebecca (Derek) Callejo-McGuire; Nephew Adam Callejo.


A visitation will be held on Tuesday October 2, 2018 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm in the Vineyard Chapel at Cherokee Memorial Park,  located at 14165 N. Beckman Rd, Lodi, CA 95240.


A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 1:00pm at Cherokee Memorial Park, located at Harney Lane at Hwy 99, Lodi, CA 95240.

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