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Obituary: Deerheim, Ruth Mary

Sat., May 5, 2012

Age 94


Was born on September 19th, 1917 to Gottfried and Mary Gross in Minidoka, Idaho.

She passed on to the lord at the age of 94 on May 3rd, 2012 in Hermiston, Oregon.

Ruth was married to Fred Deerheim on November, 30th 1939 at the home of her parents, they were married for 55 years before Fred passed on in 1994.

Ruth and her husband worked on several farms around the Eastern Washington area, before retiring in the City of Sprague Washington.

She enjoyed crocheting, gardening, sewing, and word puzzles.

She was also a member of the Sprague Community Church until she began living with her daughter in Umatilla Oregon in 2002.

Ruth is survived by her two children.

Arthur Eugene Deerheim of Las Vegas Nevada, Linda Ruth Stokoe and son in law Richard Earl Stokoe of Umatilla Oregon also her two grandchildren Richard Allen Stokoe and Leonard Ray Stokoe along with four great grandchildren.

She was proceeded in death by her husband Fred Deerheim, brother Paul and sisters’ Edna and Viola.

Services will be held at the Sprague Community Church in Sprague Washington at 2 pm on Tuesday May 8th, 2012.

Viewing will be prior to services at the church.

Graveside burial following services will be at McCabee Cemetery in Sprague, Washington.

DANEKAS FUNERAL HOME-Ritzville is entrusted with arrangements.


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