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Jimmie Ruth Glass

December 27, 1928 - August 17, 2018

Jimmie Ruth Glass, age 89, passed away in Salem, Oregon, on August 17th, 2018. Jimmie was born in Proctor, Oklahoma on December 27th, 1928, the same year as Micky Mouse’s creation. Thus, Mickey was always one of her favorites. Often being asked about her unusual name, she would explain that she already had an older sister and her parents were expecting a boy...just for the record, her dad called her Ruth.
Jimmie had a country childhood and experienced all that goes with it, including out-house facilities and “walking two miles to school in two feet of snow.” She attended Proctor Elementary and Westville Jr. and Sr. High Schools. She also attended the local country church where she came to know Jesus as her personal savior and was baptized in the local creek. 
Northeastern State College in Tahlequah was a natural choice for Jimmie to continue her education. There she earned a BS in Business Education. Curtis Glass was employed in the college dining room where Jimmie was a dishwasher. They married on August 20th, 1947. Their marriage was blessed with three children and she embraced the years of motherhood with joy. 
In her handwritten “Beginning of a Life Biography,” Jimmie recorded the jobs that she had received pay for:  Proctor Cannery tomato sorter, dishwasher, elementary school and business college teacher, substitute teacher in the San Bernardino City Schools and church secretary for First Baptist Church of San Bernardino, California, for nine years. Possibly the job she was most proud of was a five-year run in business as a wallpaper hanger, proprietor and laborer. 
Things that Jimmie considered fun as a child were playing house, taking walks in the woods in the springtime, swimming in the creek, going barefoot in the yard at the first sight of spring, getting soaked (clothes ‘n all) by a summer rain to cool down, and eating homemade ice cream until her throat ached.  
Jimmie was a skilled seamstress and crafter. She loved making dolls and clothes for her grandchildren and enjoyed many other crafts as well. Always up for a new challenge, she started playing tennis at age 50. After that she almost became a tennis junkie! She was competitive and relished the days that she could beat Curtis. When Curtis retired at age 60, they enjoyed ten years of motorhome travel, often making trips with close friends. 
After Curtis passed away in 1996, Jimmie occupied her time with tennis, crafts, decorating, and volunteering at Emmanuel Baptist Church. In 2011 Jimmie moved to Oregon to be close to family. She endeared herself to many in these last years and is remembered as “someone whose smile and warmth would light up your day.” Though she will be missed greatly, we are rejoicing in the blessed hope of our future reunion. Jimmie’s last words were, “I’ll see you when I see you.” The family would like to thank Brenda Hux, her staff and the residents and friends of The Shepherd’s Home who provided tender, loving care for Jimmie in these last few months. 
Jimmie is survived by her brother, Walter Krit Proctor, and sister, Joann McGrew; children, Jane (Glass) Lucas, husband, Craig; Ken Glass, wife, Cheryl; Sam Glass, wife, Missy and grandchildren, Jamie Matsuoka, Laurie Case, Austin Glass and Casey Lamont, eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her father, Walter Proctor, mother, Ada Marie Proctor, sisters, Mary Joyce Kindle and Billie Sue Richards, and husband, Curtis A. Glass.
Family and friends are invited to attend Jimmie’s funeral and celebration of life on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 at 1pm in Cedar Hall at Salem Alliance Church, 555 Gaines St NE, Salem OR. Donations in her memory can be made to World Vision,

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Wish i could be there to help celebrate and honor your mother Jane but i will be out of town. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. xoxo Sincerely, Deanna Salvo

We loved reading about her life and legacy. She was a beautiful woman and must have been special to have raised Jane and Sam, who we know and love. Our sincerest sympathy and condolences to your entities family.  Praying for strength and peace in the days ahead. Love and blessings, Julie and David Miller

Dear Jane and family, 
     So sorry to hear of the death of your mother.  Sending love, prayers, and condolences to all.


love ya lots

When heaven becomes our final home no tears shall cloud our view - this earthly tent and all its trials shall be transformed anew.  The blessed hope we’ve held by faith shall be confirmed by sight - and with the Lord forevermore we’ll dwell in glorious light.  

Love and prayers. 


so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful child of the king!

So sorry for your loss. I so enjoyed getting to know Jimmie. Always a delight. May she be in peace always.