Dorothy Ruark, 87 of New Port Richey, FL passed away on Friday, October 7, 2022, at Windsor Woods Rehab and Healthcare Center in Hudson, Florida. She was born on November 15, 1934, in Salinas, CA. She was known to many family members as “Aunt Dot” or “Dorothy Ann”.
Dorothy was a dietary supervisor for many years and worked in a Juvenile Hall kitchen before she retired. After moving to Florida, she volunteered in the gift shop at Brandon Hospital and then at Helen Ellis Hospital in the snack bar. She loved putting together puzzles, crocheting, birds, and butterflies.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, William H. Ruark, her brothers Marvin Peck, Richard Peck, and Earl Peck.
Dorothy is survived by her sister, Marian MacDonald and husband Louis of Anchorage, AK; her children, William C. Ruark and wife Denise of Cameron Park, CA, Karen Y. Van Wart and husband William (Bill) of Port Richey, FL, Ronda K. Stevens and husband Jason of New Port Richey, FL, her grandchildren Jason Van Wart, Christy Aguiniga, Teresa Ruark, Steven Ruark and wife Bethany, Christopher Ruark, Jeffrey Cunningham and wife Jackie, Matthew Cunningham and wife Shawna, Jordan Cunningham and husband Jonathan, many nieces, nephews, great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.
Viewing will be held at Faupel Funeral Home on November 12, 2022, from 2-4 pm. Celebration of Life will be held at the Salvation Army Church 7745 Ridge Rd, Port Richey, FL November 15, 2022, at 4 PM.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider a cash donation to The Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Dorothy’s name at http://act.alz.org/goto/rondastevens