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|Frokjer, Ruth Anne (Annie)|
Ruth Anne (Annie) Frokjer, age 51, died July 9, 2012, after a courageous year-long battle with cancer. She is now with her Heavenly Father, free from all pain and suffering.
She graduated from Thousand Oaks High School and attended Moorpark College. She transferred to Pepperdine University with a music scholarship. Blessed with a love of music and a beautiful voice, she sang in musical groups in all the schools and colleges she attended, beginning with Meadows Elementary School and most recently with San Diego Women's Chorus while living in Encinitas and Carlsbad.
Ruth Anne graduated from Pepperdine University with a sociology degree with an emphasis in youth agency management. While there, she was a member of the American Humanics Society, and Kappa Kappa sorority. She was very involved in Girl Scouts, earning their highest rank of first class and serving as a troop leader. She especially enjoyed attending summer camps and working as a camp counselor.
Upon graduation from college, she was thrilled to accept a full-time position with the Scouts. She loved camping and the mountains ,and was a member of Camping Women of America. While she worked at both Malibu State Park and Grand Canyon National Park, Yosemite was her favorite place. She served in the California Conservation Corps until she was injured in a skydiving accident.
Ruth Anne lived in Alaska for several years and had a tiny part of the aftermath of the Exxon Valdez spill, helping copy the voluminous legal papers. While in Alaska, she worked in market research interviewing people - a job well suited to her great ability to talk easily to anyone.
The botany class she took in college was one of her favorite classes. She loved nature, flowers, and growing things.
Her favorite job was training dogs. She loved to take her dog (first Jewel, then Roxie) to Starbucks and sit outside talking to everyone who stopped to pet the dog. She also enjoyed visiting the dog park to throw the ball and chat with the friends she made there.
One of her friends once said, "Ruth Anne has a beautiful soul" and she certainly shared it with everyone she met. We will miss her bright blue eyes, her effervescent smile and her loving hugs. She will be forever in our hearts.
She is survived by her parents Don and Lucy Frokjer, her brother Andy, and his wife Ingrid, brother Eric and his wife Maria and their families, and her dog Roxie Gem.
There will be a memorial service at Griffin Family Funeral Chapel, 101 E. Wilbur Road in Thousand Oaks on Saturday, July 21 at 11 a.m. and a funeral service at her church Bethlehem Lutheran, 925 Balfour Drive in Encinitas on Saturday, August 4 at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Bethlehem Lutheran Church or to a dog-related organization of your choice.