Ruth Helen McGuire | 1912 - 2012 | Obituary

Ruth Helen McGuire
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Ruth Helen McGuire

Born: October 14, 1912
Died: March 26, 2012

On Monday, March 26, 2012, Ruth Helen McGuire passed away from age-related causes at the age of 99.

Ruth was born in Riverside, Montana, to Hilda (Peterson) and Martin Paulson. Ruth was the last of four children.

Preceding her in death is her husband, Edgar McGuire; sister Marion Rose of Bozeman, Montana; two brothers, Morgan Paulson of Rhode Island and Glen Paulson of Bigfork, Montana; and daughter and son-in-law Elaine (Linden) and Fred Secker.

In 1946, Ruth and Edgar McGuire were married in Port Townsend. In 1948, they had a daughter, Rosemary. Ruth had two children from a previous marriage: Elaine Linden, who lived with her mother, and Larry Linden, who lived with his father.

Several years later, they moved to Portland, Oregon, where they lived until they retired in 1974.

Ruth worked in electronics, and she retired as a secretary in the electronic department at United Medical Laboratories in Portland.

Loving the Sequim area, they bought a piece of property at Diamond Point and lived there until her husband's health forced them to move closer to town and medical care.

Ruth had many interests in life. She loved to help others. She made quilts, enjoyed crossword puzzles, cross-stitch work, sewing and most of all reading and studying her Bible.

Ruth moved to Crestwood Convalescent Center about three years ago, when she needed 24-hour care.

Even though she was blind and had lost most of her hearing, she always had a smile on her face. Her motto in life was "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

Ruth was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church for 57 years; she had attended the Sequim Seventh-day Adventist Church for 37 years. Her church family meant a lot to her.

Ruth is survived by Rosemary (McGuire) and Paul Schoville of Port Angeles; son Larry Linden (Ruth) of Colfax, California; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

We will miss her greatly, but she is at rest, waiting for the Lord's return.

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