Ruth V. Burtt (Barbee) was a career DIA CI Program Manager. Her legacy at DIA includes the Sphinx program with elements that still exist today
Born August 24, 1938 in Rahway, NJ to the late Robert and Elsie Bridgman, part of her childhood was spent in Oak Ridge, TN due to her father’s work. Ruth, herself, had a blessed working life starting on Wall Street in New York City but, later entering the Defense Intelligence Agency where she had a very decorated career culminating with the presentation of the National Intelligence Medal of Achievement. She was also a devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Aunt and Friend and will be missed by her Family and all who knew her.
Ruth is predeceased by son, Christopher, survived by husband, Stephen Barbee; Son, Jeffrey; her two Daughters, (Jennifer and Christina); four Grandchildren, (Andrea, Danika, Carley and Collin); and one Great-Grandchild, (Addison); Stepchildren, (Mindy and Steven Shadow, John Barbee); Step Grandchildren, (Aaron, Austin, Delaney); brother-in-law, Rodney; and sister-in-laws, Saundra and Diana.
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