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Obituary: Ruth Melee Waugaman


November 15, 2018

Ruth Melee Waugaman

Ruth Melee Waugaman, 94, passed away Nov. 8, 2018.

Born Dec. 31, 1923, in New York City, she graduated from Douglass College (New Jersey College for Women) in 1944 with a bachelor's degree in political science. Upon graduating, she took a job with IBM, where she and another female colleague were invited to make a presentation to Thomas J. Watson, the first president of IBM.

She married Charles Hoffmeier Waugaman in 1945 in New Jersey while he was home on leave from World War II. They were married for 66 years and had three children, whom they raised in Chattanooga, Tenn., where her hu...

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