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TheRuttingers of Pennsylvania to Arizona

Updated March 12, 2001

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I Crystal am I believe the first one to start any type of investigation into my family history on my fathers side. My dad came from a family of three boys they were raised in Pennsylvania, their dad my grandfathers father took off when he was only a child and was raised by his Mother Ann Skibo and his father Joseph Skibo. He married my grandmother Shirley ------. My father Chris was the middle child who left PA at the age of 18 and went away to college in Arizona on a football scholarship, he was then converted to the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and met my mother Karen Fern Wahl. They married on October 10,1980 a year later I was born on August 30,1981 one year later we packed up and moved back to Pennsylvania. My father older brother Teddy and his wife lived in Indiana along with my grandparents and my other uncle Timothy. My dad tried his luck with insurance when it didn't seem to be working they decided to head back down to Arizona. When my father found a good job in Insurance he told my uncle Teddy about it and he moved his wife and their new son Patrick down to Arizona as well. So on and so on. We are so far a small immediate family. Are reunions are every time we get together My uncle Tim his wife Susan and their brand new baby Matthew live in PA. My grandparents are snow birds and live in Pa half of the year and Az the other half. My uncle Teddy and his wife Sherry and their two children Patrick and Julie live in Gilbert. Patrick attends college in Paradise Valley. While Julie is in 9th grade at Gilbert High School. I am the oldest of 4 kids I attend Chandler Gilbert Community College as a Sophmore and work at Tempe Telephone Banking Center. Colin is 17 and a junior at Mesa High School. Hayley is 13 and 8th grader at Brimhall. Travis is 10 and goes to Porter elementary and is a 4th grader. My mother Karen works at America West and my dad Chris and his brother Teddy partnership an Insurance co. while my Aunt Sherry is a school teacher.

 
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