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Ruth DeNault has lived in Orange County since 1953, and has been involved in many organizations serving children and young adults in her community, her church and in higher education.


She has served on the board of Arts & Learning Conservatory for many years, pleased to seeing it grow in outreach to new communities and schools. Also, she is on the Board of Trustees of Jamestown University in North Dakota and on the Foundation Board of Trustees at Concordia University Irvine, California.


When Casa Romantica Cultural Center & Gardens in San Clemente was founded in 2000, she was a founding trustee and is currently president. The organization serves children and families with a wide variety of programs.


With her husband they established De Nault’s Hardware in San Clemente, with five retail stores and a commercial division. With her four sons, she continues to be active in the business, now celebrating its 60 th anniversary. She earned her MBA degree from Concordia University in Irvine.

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