RUGGIERO, Elizabeth

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Last Name
 
RUGGIERO
Given Names
 
Elizabeth
AKA's
 
Better known as
 
Date of Birth
 
8/8/1954
Age at Death
 
24
Place of Birth
 
New York
Race
 
Caucasian
Gender
 
Female
Religion
 
Family Tree
  Margaret Ruggiero Family Tree
Birth Mother
 
Margaret Ruggiero
Birth Father
 
Siblings
 
Roseann Ruggiero
Partner
 
Children
 
Non-Temple Relatives
 
Body Identification Number
 
Burial Location
 
Source of Death Information
 
House Foreign Affairs Committee report; FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Entry into Guyana
 
3/9/1977
Residence (US)
 
Eagle Rock, California
Residence (JT)
 
Cottage 34
Occupation outside __Peoples Temple
 
registered nurse (PT occupation record); clerk (2nd PT occupation record)
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
 
Occupation at __Jonestown
 
Medical Staff (FBI document 89-4286-1207)
Government Income
 
Discrepancies
 
Remembrances
 
“The Ruggiero sisters from Eagle Rock, a creative community on the northern edge of Los Angeles, had very different personalities: Roseann, 19, was like a puppy, outgoing and shy at the same time, giggly, and quick to engage. A minute or two with her, and you felt you had a friend forever. Liz, her older sister, was mature beyond her years, kind, but quiet, reserved and serious. She was a registered nurse. In Jonestown, Liz's jobs were: Front Kitchen, Night Supervising Nurse, Pharmacy, and Internal Security. I wonder when she slept. If Liz (or her sister) had partners, they are not indicated on their pages. Dear Liz, I didn't know you, but I loved you. Your calm, graceful presence was so welcome, as was your matronly Italian serenity. Your tragic loss still hurts, but your memory will not fade. May you rest in eternal peace.” - Kathryn (Tropp) Barbour