Age 90, of Azalea, OR, died Tuesday, January 7, 2014, of natural causes at Riverview Terrace, Roseburg. A memorial service will be planned later at Riverview Terrace.
Ruth and her husband were avid horticulturists and owned and managed the Azalea Gardens for 20 years. They were members of the Rhododendron club and truly loved their flowers. Ruth was secretary for the Azalea Garden Club and a member of the Azalea Grange for many years.
Ruth lived a wonderfully full life. She served as a WAVE in the navy during World War II. She was a teacher, real estate agent, and in her younger years was an avid underwater diver. Ruth had a lovely singing voice and loved to sing at many functions.
Ruth touched many lives and will be missed by everyone who knew her.