Blanche Ambler

October 22, 1919August 30, 2013

Blanche Ruth Ambler, known to friends and loved ones as Ruth, passed away peacefully in her home on August 30th, 2013. A resident of San Diego since 1940. Ruth and her husband of 72 years Albert "John" Ambler operated a family grocery business in Mission Hills called the Ibis Food Mart. Upon the sale of the business in 1985 they enjoyed a wonderful retirement traveling the world, making new friends wherever they went. Ruth enjoyed music and played the organ for many years, she was also a regular at the opera. Ruth was a member of the Mission Hills Church of Christ since 1950, she filled virtually every position over the years. The Pastor says she was the unofficial church historian.

Ruth is predeceased by her husband John and her son Bob. Her surviving family are her daughter Ruth McKee and her husband Dick McKee. Her son John Ambler and his wife Colleen Ambler. Her grandchildren Robert and wife Natalie McKee, Jim McKee, Holly Trede, Jason Buck. Her great grandchildren Jonathon, Nicolas, Ivyatt, Hannah Olivia, and Dylan.

Her passing leaves a unfillable void in the hearts of all who knew her and who loved her. A Memorial Service is planned for October 18th at 1:00 PM at Mission Hills United Church of Christ.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Mission Hills United Church of Christ.


  • Memorial Service Friday, October 18, 2013

Blanche Ambler

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