She passed away on January 12, 2013 after a courageous, two year battle with cancer.
Ruth will be remembered for many things, but especially for her ability to cope with adversity, uncomplaining, with grace and dignity, her easy smile, love of nature, and people, her artwork, and her cookies.
Ruth’s many niece’s and nephews will miss playing checkers and Yahtzee with her, and creating the art projects she planned for them.
Ruth is preceded in death by her father, Edward Dechand and sister, Sarah Mull.
She is survived by her sisters, Helen Sevey and Delores DeMoss; her brother, Ray Dechand; and many nieces and nephews.