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Ruth Peterson Warren

June 25, 1918 — Aug. 19, 2013 -


Our dear Ruthie passed away peacefully on

August 19, 2013 at the age of 95.

She was born on June 25, 1918 to Ludwig

and Helen Peterson. Her happy childhood was spent

in Bend until her high school years when the family

moved to Klamath Falls. During her high school

years she met the love of her life, Lane Warren. They

married in 1936 and settle in Klamath Falls. In 1960

they moved to Indio, Calif., to start a dry cleaning

business. The Indio years were active ones, full of

dear friends, book groups, Bible study groups, PEO,

hospital auxiliary, bookkeeping for their business and,

most importantly, St. John’s Episcopal Church, where

Ruth volunteered her musical talent in the choir and

by playing the organ.

In their later years they moved to Lake Oswego to

be near their family, daughter Nancy Todd (Dennis),

grandchildren Lisa Olson (Kevin), David Todd

(Shannon); great grandchildren Kathryn Olson, Jake

Olson, Drew Todd and Chris Todd. Shortly after their

move to Lake Oswego her husband Lane passed away.

It was a loving marriage of 69 years.

Ruthie’s happiest times were gatherings with family

and extended family. She was devoted to her family.

Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were her

very special joy.

Ruth was a generous, non-judgmental, positive, happy

lady who treated everyone with dignity, kindness and

respect. We are grateful for all of the lessons in life that

she taught us. She will live in our hearts always.

The family wants to thank Signature Hospice for their

intuitive and loving care during her last days.

A celebration of Ruthie’s life was held Aug. 27 at

Christ Episcopal Church in Lake Oswego.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be

made in Ruth’s name to St. Andrew Nativity School,

P.O. Box 11127, Portland, Ore., 97211.