Gates – Ruth, 87, died
March 9 in Lyons. She was born in Goodrich, ID. Ruth’s family
followed the crops when she was younger, and she lived in Idaho,
Oregon and Washington. She settled in Detroit in 1945 and to Gates
in 1950. Ruth was a farmer and had milk cows and chickens. She
sold the cream from the cows to Mt Angel Creamery and either sold
or gave away her chicken eggs. Ruth loved the outdoors, not ever
wanting to be inside. She was a member of North Santiam Gleaners
and also the Salem branch of Gleaners for over 10 years.
Ruth married Ernest
Schroeder on May 22, 1942 in Redding, CA., he preceded her in
death in 1999. She is survived by children: Larry Schroeder of
Gates, Carl Schroeder of Mill City and Mary Lou Baldwin of Lyons;
brothers: Edward, David, Joe, Donald, Ted and Jimmy; sisters:
Lela, Wanda, Helen and Teresa; 19 – grandchildren; and many
great and great-great grandchildren.
Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at
3:00 pm at the Gates Community Church in Gates. Contributions may
be made to Willamette Valley Hospice. Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.