Ruth Gertrude (Taylor) McClenning

Ruth Gertrude (Taylor) McClenning, 89, a resident of The Virginian, Fairfax, Virginia passed into eternal life April 28,  2011  Ruth Gertrude was born  September 16, 1921 in Boston, Massachusetts to Eugene A. Taylor and Irene Genesee Taylor.  She was reared in Dorchester with her older sister Helen C. Taylor. After graduating from secretarial school Ruth moved to Washington D.C and was employed by the Department of the Navy.  Later she enrolled in specialty classes that prepared her to become a legal recorder working for Ward and Paul, until her retirement.  In Ruth’s professional life she was often requested to be the recorder for hearings and proceedings in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives.  Both Ruth and her husband Forest, had a passion for travel and adventure that took them to see the wonders of the world while visiting most countries during their years of marriage. Mrs. McClenning had many interest; first would be her cats Scrappy, Silky and Tawny.  She also enjoyed monthly train trips to New York to go to the opera where she held season tickets and seeing Broadway plays before she retired.  Even after retirement Ruth was busy keeping houses and entertaining, she loved to read, and was an ardent follower of movies from black and white thru the latest releases; between watching movies, T.V. and listening to a broad array of music, she followed current events and the political scene in the daily Washington papers, she remained vibrant and involved throughout her life. Ruth attended S. Leo’s Catholic Church in Fairfax, Virginia for over 30 years.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Gregory Catholic Church, Dorchester, Friday June 3 at 10:00 AM. Interment at Mt. Benedict Cemetery, West Roxbury.  Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Forest L. McClenning, her parents Eugene and Irene Taylor and her sister Helen C. Taylor. In lieu of flowers remembrances can be made in Ruth’s memory to the charity of your choice.