She was a wonderful mother, grand- mother, great-grandmother and friend.
Born in Cataldo, ID., to Victor and Mayme Johnson, she was the middle of three daughters.
They worked hard together to support the family farm.
She graduated from Kingston High school and later moved to Spokane, where her first job was working at the Tea Room at Sacred Heart Hospital.
Ruth and her girlfriends enjoyed going to the USO dances, where she met her future husband.
She married James Doyle in Spokane on September 16, 1944.
They enjoyed camping, playing bridge, dancing, and spending winters in Yuma, AZ., after he retired from the WWP.
They were married for more than 46 years before he died in 1991.
She later became very active in the Spokane Valley Senior Center.
Ruth leaves behind her sisters: Mabel Meeks of Spokane and Helen Hamel of Coeur d’Alene; her two children: Daniel (Jeanette) of Beaverton, OR., and Lisa (Jim) Wuerch of Spokane; her grandchildren, Brenda, Brian (Bernadette), Nickolas (Yolanta) and Jason; and her great-grandchildren: Madeline and James.
She was a long-time member of St. Paschals Catholic Church.
She made many friends while living at Broadway Court Estates and enjoyed all the activities there, but was happiest when sharing time with family.
Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, February 10, 2014 at Hennessey Funeral Home on North Division.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at St. Paschal Catholic Church; 2523 N. Park Rd, Spokane Valley, with burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to a charity of your choice.
Please visit Ruth’s online memorial and leave a message of condolence at www.hennesseyfuneralhomes.com, arrangements have been entrusted to:
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