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Rubarts, George
Monday, January 20, 1902
Daily Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR)
A Sudden Death

George Rubarts Succumbs To Heart Trouble

An Eccentric Character

George Rubarts, commonly known as “Whispering George,” a well known and eccentric character about town, died suddenly from heart trouble in McGuire's Ninth street restaurant this afternoon shortly before one o'clock.

Rubarts was eating dinner in the restaurant.  The waitresses noticed him gasping for breath and acting strangely and thought he was a drunk.  They notified W. C. McGuire, proprietor of the restaurant, who at once knew that the man was sick.  He was placed on the floor and physicians sent for.  Drs. King, Brown and Atwood soon arrived and found him sinking fast with heart trouble.  Restoratives were applied but with no avail, and the man breathed his last at 1:10 o'clock.

Those who saw Rubarts around town this morning sat that he appeared in his usual good health and he was working early in the morning, sweeping out a saloon.  Death came suddenly and without warning.

Rubarts came to Eugene from Albany about 10 years ago, and since coming here has earned a living by doing odd jobs around town, such as sweeping out saloons, sawing wood, etc.  He was a single man and was aged 50 or 55 years.  He has two brothers down in Lincoln county, and his father was formerly owner of a sawmill at Albany.  While he was rather eccentric, he was harmless and was known to all who have occasion to be down town a great deal.

Coroner Griffin was immediately notified of the death and he soon arrived at the scene, but deemed an inquest unnecessary. The body was taken to Day & Henderson's undertaking rooms, and will be buried in the pottersfield at the Masonic cemetery tomorrow at the county's expense, the man having no money.
Rubarts, George Tuesday, January 21, 1902
Daily Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR)
“Whispering George”

A Peculiar Character – His Mode of Living

[?] the sudden death from heart trouble yesterday of George Rubarts, known by men about town as “Whispering George,” a short sketch concerning his peculiarities and mode living would not be amiss.

Since coming to Eugene from Albany ten years ago, the man had no regular place of abode and it is not known that he ever paid anything out for lodging.  He always slept in saloon woodsheds or similar places, and in the summer or winter, hot or cold weather, the only covering he had was the clothing on his back, and it is said that the clothes were never removed for months at a time.  For some considerable time before his death Rubarts slept in the cellar of the Bureau saloon.  It is said by many that he slept on the ground with a stick of wood for a pillow, but a friend of his who associated with him a good deal states that he slept on a hard board and had a small sack of wool for a pillow – little better.

As to how Rubarts derived the sobriquet “Whispering George,” there are different stories.  Some say that going along the streets he was often heard to be whispering to himself, while others assert that the name was given to him on account of his peculiar manner of speech.

It was seldom ever that the man had more than a few nickles or dimes on his person and the money he did have was given him by saloon keepers and others, through charity more than anything else, for sweeping out their places of business.  He would occasionally go to a restaurant for a meal, as was the case at the time of his death, but it is said that he subsisted principally on free lunches at the saloons and what little provisions he was able to buy from the stores occasionally.

It is said that the man had some money at one time, his father having owned a sawmill at Albany years ago.  Bad luck or mismanagement caused the loss of the mill and all the property they had.  Two brothers are now in Lincoln county, one a cripple and depending on the county for support.

While George was not a very attractive ornament to the city, he will be missed at his out haunts.  While he was of no particular benefit to the community, he had some good traits and was never known to do any man harm.
Rubenstein, Harry
Friday, March 15, 2002 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
A public gathering will be held at a future date to honor the memory of Harry Rubenstein, a partner in Rubenstein Furniture Co., which was a major retailer in downtown Eugene for more than 70 years.

Rubenstein died March 13 at age 84 from causes related to Alzheimer's disease. A private service will be held today.

He was born July 11, 1917, in Eugene to Esy and Bella Rubenstein, who immigrated to the United States in 1905 from what is now Poland. The family lived in New York City, Milwaukee, Wis., Oklahoma City and Portland before settling in Eugene in 1913.

They bought their first store, selling used furniture, on West Eighth Avenue in 1921. During the 1930s, Rubenstein and his brothers Samuel and Max joined the family business, which was founded by Esy Rubenstein and another son, Nathan, who died in 1999.

Harry Rubenstein attended University High School, the University of Illinois and the University of Oregon. He married Jean Lewis in Portland on Nov. 23, 1939.

He helped start a number of local groups and organizations, including Oregon Research Institute, Junior Achievement, United Way of Lane County, Friends of the University of Oregon Museum, Temple Beth Israel and the Eugene Symphony Foundation.

He served on the board of directors of a number of civic and business groups, including Sacred Heart Hospital, the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce, Centennial Bank, the Insurance Co. of Oregon, and Black and Co., and served on the first Riverfront Research Park Commission.

He served in the Merchant Marine during World War II and was a longtime supporter of the UO, its foundation and the Duck Athletic Fund.

His greatest pleasure was his family, which said his greatest strength was his willingness to nurture and assist family and friends.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Randy of Seattle and Barry of Eugene; a daughter, Tina Lamb of Eugene; his brother Samuel; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Those wishing to contribute in Rubenstein's memory are asked to donate to the Sacred Heart Foundation, the Alzheimer's Association or Temple Beth Israel.
Ruecker, Donald Tuesday, December 18, 2001 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
JUNCTION CITY - A memorial service will be held Dec. 19 for Donald E. Ruecker of Junction City, who died Dec. 14 of cancer. He was 75.

Ruecker was born June 29, 1926, in Portland to Martin and Margaret Ruecker. He married Patricia Zumwalt in Port Orford on Aug. 21, 1948.

He earned a bachelor's degree from the Oregon College of Education in Monmouth and a master's degree from the University of Oregon.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was a social studies teacher, head baseball coach and assistant football coach at Junction City High School for 33 years.

He was a member of the Shadow Hills Country Club, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, and the Oregon High School Baseball Coaches Association.

He was among the first group inducted to the Oregon High School Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame.

His interests included golf, fishing and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Pat; two sons, Craig of Hillsboro and Doug of Vancouver, Wash.; a foster son, Andy Hammond of Bogart, Ga.; and eight grandchildren.

Wednesday's service will be at 11 a.m. at Junction City First Christian Church. Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Home of Junction City is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.
Ruff, David
Tuesday, October 18, 1921
The Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR)
Junction City, Or., Oct. 17 – (Special) – Funeral services for Dr. David Edmunson Ruff, aged 81, were held today with the Oasis lodge of Oddfellows officiating.  Dr. Ruff was born April 5, 1840, in Lexington, Va., where he resided with his parents until the civil war.  He served with company I, 4th Virginia infantry, southern army, known as the Stonewall brigade.  From 1867 to 1885 he practiced medicine in Paris, Tex., and then moved to Junction City, where he had since resided.  During the 36 years he was a resident of Lane county he was prominent in this community.
Ruff, Lilith
Wednesday, November 19, 2003
The Springfield News (Springfield, OR)
July 14, 1918-Nov. 13, 2003

Lilith Alice Ruff, 85, of Albany and formerly of Springfield, has died of age-related causes.

Born in Great Falls, Mont., to Amos and Rose (Anderson) Ekegren, she married Archie Ruff on Oct. 5, 1940, in Payette, Idaho. He died Nov. 1, 1995.

She grew up in Hines and graduated from Burns Union High School. She attended business college in Spokane, Wash., for one year.

She moved back to Hines and then to Eugene in 1945. She moved to Springfield in 1960, where she lived until moving to Albany in 2003.

She enjoyed gardening, flowers, traveling, painting, quilting and playing bridge. She was an avid University of Oregon Duck fan. She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church.

Survivors include one daughter: Jeanne Haslip of Eugene; two sons: William Ruff of Portland and Robert Ruff of Lebanon; as well as two grandchildren.

A private graveside service was held. Buell Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Rugger, Albert
Tuesday, January 28, 1902
Daily Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR)
Died Suddenly

Another Death From Heart Disease

Creswell, Or., Jan. 28 – Albert Rugger, of the well known firm of Rugger & Zinniker, stock raisers in this vicinity, died suddenly from heart trouble at his home near this place yesterday at noon.

He was getting ready for the noonday meal and had lain down on a sofa to rest before eating.  Shortly afterward he was noticed to be very ill and after two or three gasps, expired.

Mr. Rugger, who was 60 years old, came here 15 or 20 years ago and has been engaged in farming and in the stock business ever since.  He leaves a family.

The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock and the remains will be interred in the Creswell cemetery.
Rundel, Martha
Thursday, May 4, 1922
The Springfield News (Springfield, OR)
Mrs. Martha Rundel

Died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Hastings, at Thurston, Monday, May 1.  She was born November 4, 1838, at Bersailes, Clairmont county, Ohio.  She was 83 years 5 months and 27 days old.  She was married to Simon T. Rundel, June [?, 3-9], 1854.   Three children were born to this union: one died in infancy; the others, Mr. James Rundel, of Tacoma, Washington, and Mrs. Alma Hastings of Thurston, are left to mourn her loss,  She also leaves two grandchildren, one sister and a step-daughter.  She became a member of the Baptist church when she was but 16 years of age.

Mr. and Mrs. Rundell came to Oregon in 1883.  The lived at Molalla, Clackamas county, for three years, where they ran a store and postoffice.  They then moved to Elmira, where Mr. Rundel died on April 3, 1898.  Since then she has made her home with her daughter Mrs. Charles Hastings.  She had lived for 31 years in Lane county.

A year ago last April, she fell and injured her hip and has been an invalid since.

Funeral services were held at Veatch's chapel in Eugene Wednesday at 2 p.m.
Runk, Mary Tuesday, May 20, 1958 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
RUNK - Mary Ellen Runk of 1131 East Madison, Cottage Grove, resident of this community for 50 years passed away May 19, 1958 at the Cottage Grove hospital. She was born May 13, 1883 in Leland, Oregon. She married John P. Runk at Grants Pass, Oregon. He preceded her in death in 1940. She is survived by 2 daughters and 1 son: Mrs. R.E. Milens of Ellensburg, Washington, Mrs. Harry Nord of Cottage Grove, Floyd Runk of Portland; 2 brothers and 2 sisters: John and Sam Anderson, both of Grants Pass, Mrs. Suzie Lemmer and Mrs. Amanda Buffington, both of Cottage Grove; also 2 grandchildren. Services will be held Thursday, May 22, 1958 at 2 p.m. at Mills Mortuary. Rev. Robert E. Kunz officiating. Interment in the Masonic Cemetery.
Rushton, Danny
Wednesday, May 1, 2002
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
A memorial service will be held today, May 1, for Danny Z. Rushton of Eugene, who died April 26 at age 42. His family chose not to list the cause of death.

Rushton was born April 16, 1960, in Eugene to Richard and Ellen Cannon Rushton.

He graduated from Junction City High School in 1978. He served in the Army for three years.

Rushton worked for ARC of Oregon Bingo and enjoyed movies, attending the theater and going on nature walks in local parks. He was a member of the American Legion.

Survivors include a brother, Jim Hiscocks of Ontario.

Today's service will be at 4 p.m. at Alton Baker Park in Eugene. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
Russell, Albert Monday, November 9, 1953 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
RUSSELL -- Albert (Pete) Russell, Rt. 4, Eugene, passed away Saturday, Nov. 7, 1953, at the age of 74. He was born in San Joaquin, Calif., July 20, 1879. He was a retired carpenter. He was a member of the Christian Church. He was married to Nina Thurman in Eugene, Ore., Aug. 30, 1911. He had been a resident of Eugene for the past 45 years. He is survived by his wife, Nina, Eugene; 1 son, Willis, Springfield; 1 granddaughter, Patricia Fern, Springfield; 1 brother, Ed Russell, Tacoma, Wash., 1 sister Mattie Jorgensen, Spokane. Funeral services will be held at Bartholomew-Buell Chapel Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1953, at 3:00pm, Rev. Claude O'Brien officiating, with interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery.
Russell, Alberta Friday, January 5, 1979 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
RUSSELL - Alberta Whipple Neidel Russell of 1160 West 15th Avenue, Apartment L3, Eugene, passed away January 4, 1979 at the age of 74. She was born September 4, 1904, in Oklahoma and was married in 1920 in Duston, Oklahoma, to William Russell, who preceded her in death in 1962. She was a member of Eugene Eagles Auxiliary Lodge. She is survived by: a son, Earl of Reedsport; a daughter, Esteen Ellison of Eugene; 3 brothers: Deal Whipple of Elmira, Leonard Whipple and Mitchell Whipple, both of Eugene; 4 sisters: Dora Way of Ontario; Loretta Barber of Grants Pass, Mincy Rolen of Reedsport, and Dorothy Mailloux of Lebanon; 8 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be Saturday, January 6, at 11 a.m. in West Lawn Memorial Park with Pastor Gilbert Knox of the First Christian Church of Junction City officiating. Contributions may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society through the chapel. CHAPEL OF MEMORIES FUNERAL HOME, 3745 West 11th Avenue, Eugene, in charge of arrangements.
Russell, Charles
Wednesday, December 17, 2003
The Springfield News (Springfield, OR)
Nov. 29, 1924-Dec. 10, 2003

Charles Fredrick Russell Jr., 79, of Springfield, has died of age-related causes.

Born in Teague, Texas, to Charles Fredrick and Nena (Teer) Russell, he married Marie Garrett on May 1, 1944, in Escondido, Calif. She died on Feb. 15, 1999.

He moved to Prineville in 1930. He served as a sergeant in the Marines during World War II, returning home to Springfield in 1945. During the 1940s, he helped construct Weyerhaeuser paper plant in Springfield. He also worked as an electrician for Hines, Rosboro, Bohemia and retired as an electrical engineer for Willamette Industries in 1990. He moved to Albany, where he taught journeyman electrical courses at Linn-Benton Community College. He later returned to Springfield.

He loved his Lord, his family and friends. He enjoyed work, hunting, fishing, sports and family gatherings.

Before moving to Albany, he was a member of the First Baptist Church of Springfield for 25 years, serving as deacon, trustee and a member of the building committee.

Survivors include one son: Jim Russell (and his wife, Robin) of Springfield; two daughters: Gloria Duyck (and her husband, Hugh) of Springfield and Kathy Maple (and her husband, Stan) of Springfield; one brother: Lee Self of Shelter Cove, Calif., as well as three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A funeral was held Monday, Dec. 15 at Buell funeral Chapel.
Russell, Eugene
Wednesday, May 15, 2002
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
CHESHIRE - A memorial service will be held May 17 for Eugene Gerald Russell of Cheshire, who died May 12 of heart problems. He was 59.

Russell was born June 26, 1942, in Beaver Falls, Pa., to Eugene and Cora Scranton Russell. He married Linda Rowland in Cardiff by the Sea, Calif., on Feb. 13, 1963.

He served in the Marine Corps. Russell moved to this area from Redding, Calif., in 1970. He worked at an auto repair shop in Cheshire.

Russell enjoyed fishing, camping, tinkering with lawn mowers and working in his garden. He was a member of the American Legion.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Tracy of Cheshire and Kenneth of Junction City; three daughters, Melinda Russell of Chicago, Melissa Pugh of Eugene and Tonya Walker of Redding; a sister, Shirley Estes of Louisville, Ky.; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Friday's service will be at 1 p.m. at Major Family Funeral Home in Springfield.
Russell, Grace
Saturday, November 24, 2001 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
CRESWELL - The funeral will be Nov. 26 for Grace Elizabeth Russell of Creswell, who died Nov. 22 of age-related causes. She was 88.

Russell was born Nov. 28, 1912, in Monticello, Utah, to Benjamin and Nellie Gill Harshberger. She graduated from high school in Kingman, Ariz. In 1936, she graduated from Arizona State University at Tempe. She married William Russel in Veneta in 1942. He died in 1952.

Russell worked as an elementary school teacher from 1936 to 1978. Her first school was in Dove Creek, Colo. She retired from teaching in Monroe.

Her interests included sewing. Her class would create a quilt each year from quilt blocks designed by the students and donate the finished quilts to Holt International Children's Services.

Survivors include three sons, Pat of Creswell, Bill of Pleasant Hill and Jerry of Brookings; a daughter, Mary Journey of Eureka, Calif.; a brother, Nelson Harshberger of Kingman; a sister, Virginia Cornwell of Windsor, Calif.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Monday's service will be at 1 p.m. at Rest-Haven Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene. Burial will be at Rest-Haven Memorial Park.
Russell, Margaret
Thursday, February 16, 1922
The Springfield News (Springfield, OR)
Margaret E. Russell

Died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Grant Hendricks, at Lodi, California, yesterday morning, February 15, of heart failure, aged 72.  She was the widow of Dr. Benj. F. Russell, who was for many years in charge of the county farm, as her son, B. F., Jr., is now.  She and Dr. Russell came to Oregon from Kansas in 1883 and settled at Thurston.  Mrs. Russell retained their fine home there until her death, thought she had divided her time in late years among the homes of her children in this vicinity and in California.

Her surviving children are: Ben. F. and Harry W., of Eugene; Fred, of Thurston; Mrs. Edward Shipley, of Portland; Mrs. Grant Hendricks, of Lodi, California; and Mrs. George Hendricks, of Florin, Cal.  She leaves two brothers; Jack Hull, of Bremerton, Wash.; and Mann Hull, of Boise, Idaho; and one sister, Mrs. Minerva Billings, of Springfield, now sick at Corvallis.

Funeral arrangements have not been made yet.
Russell, Margaret Thursday, February 23, 1922
The Springfield News (Springfield, OR)
The body of Mrs. Margaret E. Russell, who died at Lodi, California, February 15, arrived at Eugene last Saturday.  The funeral was held at Veatch's chapel, Eugene, Monday afternoon, and was conducted by Dr. E. V. Stivers pastor of the Christian church, Eugene.  Mrs. Russell was a lifelong member of that church.  The burial was at Mt. Vernon cemetery.
Russell, Nina Friday, April 10, 1959 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
RUSSELL - Nina Jane Russell of Route 4, Box 80, Eugene, Ore., passed away on April 8, 1959, at the age of 69. She was born May 12, 1889, in Walton, Ore. She married Albert Russell on August 30, 1911, at Eugene, Ore., and has been a resident of this community for the past 45 years. She was a member of the Golden Age Club. Surviving is one son, Willis (Pete) Russell of Sprinfield; one grandaughter, Patricia Hazard of Sprinfield; one sister Nora Picard of San Pedro, Calif.; one brother, Lynn Thurman of Eureka, Calif. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 11, 1959, at 10 am, at Buell Cahpel, with the Rev. J. Melvin Elving officiating. Internment Laurel Hill Cemetery.
Russell, Willis
Thursday, November 9, 1978
The Springfield News (Springfield, OR)
A memorial service for Willis Carlton "Pete" Russell, 62, of 3105 Gateway St. No. 244 was held at 10am Thursday, Nov. 9, in Buell Chapel. Pastor Ed McIndoo of the First Christian Church officiated.

Mr. Russell died at his home Nov. 6. He was born May 9, 1916 in Eugene and was married there on May 21, 1938 to Alverta Jenkins, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Patricia Hazard of Springfield; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Mr. Russell was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and had been employed by Chase Gardens in maintenance work. Cremation took place in Buell Chapel Crematorium.
Russo, Theresa Friday, January 11, 2002 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
SPRINGFIELD - Theresa Anne Russo of Springfield died Jan. 9 of pneumonia. She was 77.

Russo was born Jan. 26, 1924, in Menominee, Wis., to Joseph and Magadalena Kohn Haas.

She married Aniello Russo in San Francisco in 1960. They later divorced.

She lived in Milwaukee, Wis., and graduated from West Allis Central High School. She moved from Milwaukee to Tokyo in 1951. Russo also lived in San Francisco, Penngrove, Calif., and Santa Rosa, Calif. She moved to Springfield in 2001.

She worked as a civilian employee for the Air Force in Japan.

She also worked as a bank clerk, a bookkeeper with Fibreboard Products Inc., and as an accounting clerk with Sonoma Community Hospital in Santa Rosa for 19 years.

Later, at age 57, Russo returned to school and received a bachelor's degree in fine arts from Sonoma State University in California.

She enjoyed gardening and painting with water colors and oil paints.

After her retirement, Russo traveled all over the world.

Survivors include a son, Edward of Eugene; a brother, Matthew Haas of Lakeland, Fla.; and one grandchild.

Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene. Burial will be in Milwaukee.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cascade Coast chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.
Rust, A. Averill Tuesday, October 3, 1978 The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
RUST - A. Averill Rust of Blachly, Oregon, died October 1, 1978, at the age of 78. He was born in Yauina Bay, Oregon, April 9, 1900. He was a logger and served as Post Master of Blachly, Oregon. He was married to Cynthia Dimmick in Parkdale, Oregon, on December 25, 1928. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia, of Blachly; one daughter, Betty Benson of Blachly; a sister, Muriel Robinson of Eugene; grandchildren: Linda De Poolo of Newberg, Ronald Cox of Blachly, Betty Jean Dufault of Aloha, Sarah Benson, Blachly; 6 great-grandchildren. Services will be Friday, October 6 at 10:30 a.m. in the Triangle Lake Memorial Church, with Reverend Lyle Prichard officiating. Interment in Blachly Cemetery. Murphy Funeral Home, Junction City, in charge of arrangements.
Rust, Marjorie
Friday, April 3, 2009
The Springfield Times (Springfield, OR)
Nov. 29, 1919 – March 29, 2009

Marjorie L. Rust, 89, of Vida died March 29, 2009 of age related causes.

Ms. Rust was born on Nov. 29, 1919 in Eugene to William and Ora (Cheshire) Smith.

She attended grade school and middle school in Palouse, Wash. She lived at Triangle Lake during her high school years and graduated from Triangle Lake High School in 1937.

She married Raleigh Wilson Rust on June 27, 1938 in Eugene. He died on June 18, 2003.

She was a homemaker. She worked as a cook at McKenzie High School for 14 years and then worked with her husband as a groundskeeper and gardener.

She was an avid reader and enjoyed cooking, gardening, sewing, crocheting and playing cards.

Ms. Rust was a member of the McKenzie Bible Fellowship.

She is survived by two daughters, Margaret Joan Robertson and Carolyn Judith Gough both of Vida; a son, Michael Rust of Burns; 14 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, April 4, 1 p.m., at McKenzie Bible Fellowship, 45061 McKenzie Hwy. Leaburg.

Entombment will be at Springfield Memorial Funeral Home.

Springfield Memorial Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Rutan, Antoinette
Wednesday, April 10, 2002
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Antoinette "Toni" Rutan of Eugene died April 4 of age-related causes. She was 97.

Rutan was born Nov. 29, 1904, in New York. She married Albert Rutan in San Francisco on Sept. 3, 1939. He died in 1987.

She was a homemaker and avid bridge player. She traveled the world extensively throughout her life.

She grew up in San Francisco. She lived in Saudi Arabia from 1939 to 1941 and again from 1958 to 1963. She lived in Alexandria, Va., from 1941 to 1945 and in Chatham, N.Y., from 1948 to 1958. She retired in Gold Hill in 1963 and moved to Eugene in 2000.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Lynch of Eugene; a son, Roger of Eugene; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A private memorial service will be held. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Greenhill Humane Society or the Southern Oregon Humane Society.
Ruth, Ann
Tuesday, March 12, 2002 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
FLORENCE - A memorial Mass will be held March 20 for Ann V. Ruth of Florence, who died March 8. She was 86.

Ruth was born June 30, 1915, in Minnesota to John and Margaret McDermott Whelan. She married Harry Ruth in Bath, Minn., on April 16, 1936. He died previously.

She graduated from high school. Ruth lived in Eugene before moving to Florence.

Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews.

Mass will be held at noon March 20 at St. Mary Our Lady of the Dunes Catholic Church in Florence. Burns' Riverside Chapel/Florence Funeral Home is in charge.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Our Lady of the Dunes Catholic Church in Florence.
Ruth, Darcy
Friday, February 1, 2002
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Darcy E. Ruth of Eugene died Jan. 30 of complications from a stroke. She was 72.

Ruth was born Feb. 3, 1929, in Kansas City, Kan., to Warren and Lois Richardson. She married Don Ruth on July 23, 1973.

She enjoyed home decorating, cooking and gardening. She lived in the Eugene area for 29 years.

Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Claudia Moore of Seattle, Dawn Johnson of Portland and Joyce Hulbert of San Diego; three sons, Edward Jones of San Jose, Calif., Walt Jones of Vancouver, Wash., Mark of Salem and Randy of Alaska; two sisters, Joyce Austin and Jackie Riemenshnitter, both of Reno, Nev.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

No services are planned. Rest-Haven Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
Ruthven, Kathryn
Thursday, May 25, 2000 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
A memorial service will be held May 27 for Kathryn "Kate" Ruthven of Albany, who died May 23 of age-related causes.

She was 89.

She was born July 5, 1910, in Coburg to James and Clara Utt Green. She graduated from Coburg High School. In 1932, she graduated from OR. Normal School in Monmouth. She married Robert Ruthven in Coburg on Oct. 24, 1934. He died Sept. 6, 1980.

Ruthven taught school for 12 years, beginning and ending her career in Coburg. In 1954 she moved to Clinton, Iowa. She moved to Chicago in 1964 and to Albany in 1975. Her interest included traveling, golfing, bowling and other sports. She was a member of Eastside Christian Church in Albany and volunteered at Albany General Hospital for 15 years.

Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews.

Saturday's service will be held at 2 p.m. at Eastside Christian Church, 1910 Grand Prairie Road, Albany. Private inurnment will be at Willamette Memorial Park Mausoleum in Albany. Fisher Funeral Home in Albany is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Eastside Christian Church in care of the funeral home, 306 S.W. Washington St., Albany, OR 97321.
Rutledge, Les
Saturday, March 1, 1890
The Eugene City Guard (Eugene, OR)
Died – Mr. Les Rutledge died in Eugene at the residence of J. D. Matlock, Wednesday, Dec. 26 of consumption, aged 22 years, 1 month and 12 days.  Mr. Rutledge was a bright, active young man and had a career of usefulness before him, had he been spared.  The interment took place at the Pleasant Hill cemetery Thursday and was attended by many friends.
Rutter, Phebe Monday, October 15, 1951 The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
RUTTER - Phebe J. Williams Rutter, Marcola Road, Eugene, passed away Friday, Oct. 12, 1951, in Monterey, Cal., as the result of an automobile and train collision.  She was born Phebe Fowler, in Ontario, Canada, July 20, 1889, and came to Cottage Grove from Portland in 1927.  She was a member of the Royal Neighbors and from 1936 to 1942 operated a restaurant at the Central Hotel in Cottage Grove.  She is survived by her husband, Frank Rutter; 2 sons, Stuart Williams of Tiller, Ore., Clifford Williams of Cottage Grove; 1 daughter, Mrs. June Johnson, Arcata, Cal.; 7 grandchildren; 3 brothers, Eldridge and George Fowler, both of Tuolumno, Cal.; Miles Fowler of Springfield; and 1 sister, Mrs. Nellie Boothby of Portland.  Funeral services will be held at Mills Mortuary in Cottage Grove Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 2:30 p.m.  Vault interment will be in the Cottage Grove Masonic Cemetery.
Rutter, Roy
Friday, May 24, 2002
The Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
A private family memorial service will be held for Roy Rutter of Eugene who died May 21 of age-related causes. He was 82.

Rutter was born Oct. 16, 1919, in Filer, Idaho, to Carl and Bertha Reed Rutter. He married Wanda Lanning in Filer on Dec. 30, 1945.

He received a master of education degree in school administration. Rutter served in the Navy and worked in the education field. His interests included research, watching sports, music and traveling. Rutter was a member of the Elks and the Masons. He moved to the area from Buhl, Idaho, more than 50 years ago.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Brian of Eugene; a daughter, Gwen of Omaha, Neb.; and four grandchildren.

Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.
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