Ruth Virginia (Facey) Bortolazzo, 84 year old Siskiyou County native, passed away on April 17, 2013 at the Madrone Hospice House in Yreka.

Ruth was born on February 14, 1929 in Etna, California to Thomas Warren and Fannie Facey. She lived and worked in Siskiyou County for most of her life.

Her jobs included working on the Pizzi Egg Ranch in Grenada, the Grenada Mercantile Store, Bortolazzo Brothers Trucking in Grenada, and the AP Cattle Ranch in Big Springs. Ruth loved her family, flowers and gardening.

She is survived by a daughter, Maria Davis of Yreka; a son, Victor Bortolazzo of Yreka; a brother, Thomas Facey; and a sister, Hazel Woods. She was also the proud grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of 13.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Victor in 2010; her daughter, Rosie Matthews in 2003; her brothers, Fred, Chester, Alden and Burrell; and her sisters, Amanda Bercot, Flossie Warner and Mae Alger.

Graveside services and interment were held on Friday, April 19 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Shasta Memorial Park in Mount Shasta.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Madrone Hospice House, 255 Collier Circle, Yreka, CA 96097; or to the Grenada Fire Department, PO Box 214, Grenada, CA 96038.

Girdner Funeral Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at