She was active for years on the Research Committee of the Folk Dance Federation of California (North) and a member of the committee for the University of the Pacific Folk Dance Camp (now the Stockton Folk Dance Camp).
Ruth taught folk dancing at many clubs, including the Chinatown YMCA, the Palomanians, and Chang's International Folk Dancers.
Ruth, who died on May 10, 2007, was survived by her husband, Carlos Ruling.
Dances Ruth has taught include
Čardáš z Košických Hámrov,
Drmeš iz Zdenčine,
Hora din Giubega,
Hora din Maramureş,
Jocul de-a Lungul,