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Ruth B. Fry (Merrill)

June 28, 1910 - April 15, 2017


Ruth B. Fry (Merrill) died Saturday, April 15th at St. Anthony Village in Portland.  She was born June 28, 1910 in Hartford, Connecticut.  Ruth was married to Howard Merrill who passed away in 1962.  She later married Elmer Fry who passed away in 1973.  She worked in her local community over the years in farming and in her greenhouse producing beautiful flowers.
 She was a member of the American legion Auxiliary, Salem Unit #136 for 40 years and Veterans of World War I, Women’s Relief Corps.  She loved family dinners at the farm and beachcombing along the Oregon coast. She enjoyed senior bus trips to Reno and going to the casino in Lincoln City.
 
Ruth was preceded in death by her children Warren Merrill, Donald Merrill, Wanda Bonney and Gordon Merrill.  She is survived by numerous loving grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.  A celebration of life will also be held this summer.
 
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm, Sunday April 30th at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service, 605 Commercial St. SE, Salem OR.  Private inurnment will be at City View Cemetery.  Memorial donations in Ruth’s name may be directed to Raphael House, Women’s Crisis Center 503-222-6507.
 
 
 

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Love you grandma.  You are now at peace and can see everything and hear everything. I can only imagine your view. Will miss you so much but you are home now with all your children in a beautiful place looking after all of us.