Ruth, 85, died June 29 in Gates. She was born in
Jefferson. Ruths family homesteaded to the Lyons-Mill City
area and she attended Fox Valley grade school for 8 years. She
lived throughout the valley including Scio, Mill City and has
lived in Gates since 1985.
was a member of Living Waters Church of God in Gates. She
worked as a wild horse wrangler, cut timber with a crosscut
saw, and raised many foster children. Later, she worked in the
church in many areas including piano and organist player. Ruth
enjoyed horseback riding and reading. She married Don Hurst on
June 3, 1954 in Waterloo.
is survived by husband: Don of Gates; children: Marilyn Booker
of Gates, Virgil (Annette) Hurst of Dallas, John Hurst of
Salem and Robert (Melissa) Hurst of West Salem; brother:
Herbert Hutchinson of Molalla; sister: Marie Callicot of
Springfield; 8 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren;
and 4 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death
by 1 sister and 3 brothers.
memorial service will be Friday, July 12, 2013 at 11:00 am at
Gates Community Church of Christ in Gates, potluck reception
following. Contributions may
be made to the Living Waters Church of God in Gates. Serving
the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.