- 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
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.
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.
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.