Rebecca Ruth Hague, 92, died peacefully at her Albany, Ore., home, surrounded by family, on April 12, 2010.
She was born Jan. 6, 1918, in Hood River, Ore., to Chester and Constance Shute, a pioneer family who came to Hood River via Junction City and Gervais.
She married Harold Leon Hague, a career Navy man, in 1939. After several moves during the war years they settled in Hood River, where they built their home.
Ruth was very active in her community, church and school programs; Girl Scouts; and 4-H. She was known for her many sewing skills — from Southern ball gowns to crêpe paper tap outfits, and many, many quilts.
She loved traveling and was fortunate to be able to see the Panama Canal, New York City, China and Samoan Islands, and cruised the Mississippi River.
She was a member of the American Legion, Elks Lodge and the Shriners during her lifetime.
Ruth is survived by her sister, Rosalyn Hanna, of Albany; daughters Judy Moisio, of Albany, and Nancy Blann, of Eatonville, Wash.; seven grandchildren: Debbie, Steven, Terry, Pat, Tonya, Kelli and Dana; eight great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was called Gram-mama or Grandma Mitzi, whichever dog’s name she last had! Many five-generation pictures were taken and will be cherished. Our family was very lucky to have known her and will miss her happy smile.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers and one sister.
A private family graveside service will be at Idlewilde Cemetery, where she will rest with her late husband.
Fisher Funeral Home is handling arrangements. (www.fisherfuneralhome.com)
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