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EBEY Ruth 1920-2011

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EBEY Ruth 1920-2011

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Classification: Obituary
Ruth Ebey flew to New Horizons on May 31, 2011.
Born on October 1, 1920, she enlisted in the Women Marines on September 3, 1943 and served in communications until November 27, 1945.
From 1954 until she retired in 1985, she worked as an engineering aide and secretary at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, Davis.
Flying was the love of Ruth’s life. She received an Airman
Certificate on May 25, 1959, and Gillespie Field became her home away from home. She met Jack Ebey at a hangar dance at Gillespie, and they were married in 1964. She joined The Ninety-Nines San Diego Chapter in 1962, later becoming a life member. In 1969, she starred as the irrepressible Snoopy, serving as an honorary starter for the Powder Puff Derby at San Diego’s Lindbergh Field.

The Ninety-Nines is the international organization of women pilots that promotes advancement of aviation through education, scholarships, and mutual support while honoring our unique history and sharing our passion for flight.

Established in 1929 by 99 women pilots, the members of The Ninety-Nines, Inc., International Organization of Women Pilots, are represented in all areas of aviation today. And, to quote Amelia Earhart fly “for the fun of it!”

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