Ruth (Johnson) Kent went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010. She passed away at her home in Hood River surrounded by family.
Ruth was born Jan. 7, 1914, the fourth of seven children born to Charles W. and Hattie Elma (Hughes) Johnson. She grew up on a farm near Princeton, W.V. This is also where she attended school and eventually met and fell in love with Henry Kent. They were married Dec. 23, 1935.
Ruth and Henry lived in Beckley, W.V., where they started their family and built their own home. Ruth stayed at home with their children, Charles and Cathie. Henry was employed with the U.S. Postal Service.
The family moved to Hood River in June of 1953 where Henry was transferred with postal service. Ruth began working at the cannery and then went to work for Luhr Jensen making fishing lures. While at Luhr Jensen and in the community she collected many, many friends.
She loved gardening and her flowers. She shared vegetables and flowers from her garden with her friends and neighbors.
Ruth met everyone with a smile and was always glad to lend a helping hand to anyone. She enjoyed sewing and reading and was an active member of the First Baptist Church for all of the years she lived in Hood River.
Ruth is survived by her son-in-law, Bill Moore, of Richland, Wash.; daughter-in-law, Helga Kent, of Fairfield, Calif.; grandchildren Sue Kent, of Austin, Texas, Bill Moore, of Richland, Wash., and LaDawn Skurka and her husband, Stephen, of Richland, Wash.; great-grandchildren Domenic and Gabrielle Skurka; and many friends. She will be greatly missed by so many.
A service to honor Ruth is planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, at the First Baptist Church of Hood River, 1889 Belmont Drive, with a reception to immediately follow. Graveside rites will follow at Pine Grove Butte Cemetery.
Those who would like to view can do so and visit with family Monday evening from 4-6 p.m. at Anderson’s Tribute Center.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000.
Please visit www.andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
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