Ruth Evelyn (McPherson) Downing (Magee)

February 16, 2018

Service Date: April 21, 2018

A graveside service will be at Cedar Creek Cemetery, 2241 E Miami Road, Montrose, CO on April 21, 2018 at 2:00pm. Cards and condolences may be sent to Crippin Funeral Home 802 E Main Street Montrose, CO 81401. (970) 249-2121

Ruth Evelyn Magee (McPherson) Downing 86, of San Pedro, CA passed away on February 16, 2018 in Torrance, CA after a long struggle with COPD.
Ruth was born in Canon City, CO and grew up on the Western Slope and graduated from Telluride High School, Class of 1951. She married Robert James McPherson, while Jim served in the U.S. Army. They traveled around Colorado living in places where there was mining work.
Ruth was a devoted mother to her sons, grandchildren, and her other family members and friends. Nothing made Ruth happier then loving and caring for her cats over the years. She was a wonderful nurse for close to fifty years, to many care facilities in California. She lived in the South Bay area and moved to San Pedro, CA in 2008. She enjoyed watching “Gunsmoke” in her later years, listening to country music, reading her daily newspaper and Western novels. She liked visiting her favorite beach, Royal Palms, when company came to visit.
Ruth believed and valued medical research and science, and donated her body to Research For Life. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Waneda (Wilson) Magee, Colorado; and her twin brother Gene Magee (Joan) from Corona, CA; Robert James McPherson, (Colorado); Jack Kukuljan, (Colorado); Glen Harris (California); and William Downing (California).
Surviving Ruth is Uncle Ed(Ester)Wilson of Chandler, Arizona; her brothers, John (Violet) Magee (South Fork, CO); Jerry (Joann) Magee of Grand Junction; and Ruth’s four sons, Michael (Jackie) McPherson (Parker, CO); Patrick McPherson (Westminster, CO); Richard (Cheryl) McPherson (Torrance, CA); Chris Harris(Raquel) Long Beach, CA; and eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren and many cousins, nephews and nieces.
A graveside service will be at Cedar Creek Cemetery, 2241 E Miami Road, Montrose, CO on April 21, 2018 at 2:00pm. Cards and condolences may be sent to Crippin Funeral Home 802 E Main Street Montrose, CO 81401. (970) 249-2121