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Ruth Ordena Rabe

date of birth June 2 1930

date of death September 9 2019


Ruth O. Rabe, 89, passed away Monday, September 9, 2019 in Woodburn, Ore. She was born June 2, 1930 in Portland, Ore. to Paul and Velma Roth. Ruth grew up in the Hubbard area, and graduated Canby High in 1948. Ruth was married to Donald G. Rabe May 31, 1949 in Barlow, Ore. at Calvary Mennonite Church, her father officiated the wedding.

After their marriage, Ruth moved to the farm of her husband's family. She helped farm and raise vegetables for Al's Fruit Stand. Later, Ruth went to work as school secretary at 91 School and retired from there after 25 years. She attended Calvary Mennonite Church.

Ruth is survived by her husband, Donald, of Woodburn; daughter, Linda (Richard) of Canby; daughter, Cathi (Gerald) of Salem; son, Chester (Penny) of Woodburn; six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Lee (Roseanne) of Milwaukie and Paul (Carolyn) of Newton, Kansas.

A private family service will be held for Ruth. Memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels or Zion Mennonite Church.

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