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Ruth E. Forman
August 21, 1925 – December 27, 2015

Salem -  Ruth died peacefully in her sleep on December 27, 2015.  Ruth was a devout Catholic, a self professed card shark, and a wonderful cook and baker. Her most important role in life was being a loving wife and mother. She had a passion for shopping, getting together with friends, and she was always known to look her best wherever she went. What she loved and enjoyed most was being with her friends and family. She will be forever missed.

Ruth graduated from Salem High School in 1943. She then went on to attend Willamette University and was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority. Before her marriage, she worked for the Oregon State Police. Ruth married Alfred Forman, the boy next door, on January 10, 1948. They had seven children and were married for 67 years. Alfred passed away on November 4th, 2015.

She was predeceased by her husband, her parents and siblings. Survivors include her children: Jerry (Ida) Forman, Doug (Debbie) Forman, Janet (Pete) Emery, Anne (Don) Harrold, Peggy (David) Chassman, Patty (Bob Warnock) Forman, Richard (Tanya) Forman, 14 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass is being held at St. Mary’s Church, 9168 Silver Falls Hwy SE, (PO Box 338), Aumsville, on January 8, 2016 at 11:00 am.  There will be a reception in the parish hall following the service.  Private burial will be at Willamette National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Ruth’s memory to the St. Mary’s Church building fund. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.
 


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