Norna Ruth Burns

Norna Ruth Burns

Ruth passed on, Nov 18, 2008, in Medford, Ore. Ruth was born in Pendleton, Ore., on Oct. 1, 1940. Growing up in both Hermiston Ore., and Prosser, Wash. She graduated from Prosser High School, and then attended college in Yakima, Wash.

Ruth was preceded in death by her mother and father; an older brother, Jackie; and her first husband, Bob.

Ruth is survived by her husband, Louis; a brother, and his wife, James Patrick, and Jodee Sullivan, of Southern California; and her sister, Judith Ann Sullivan, of Salem, Ore.; many aunts, uncles, and cousins; and last but not least, her, dog Samantha.

After college, Ruth moved to Southern California, and worked for a large brass company. In the early 1970s, she moved back to Oregon.

Ruth worked for the local cable TV office in Medford, Ore., retiring after 26 years. During those years she worked with many people throughout the Northwest, all of whom she considered as her friends. Whether it was her Rotary Club or golf, everyone she came in contact with, she would always refer to them as her friends. Ruth truly loved people.

A memorial gathering will be held in Baker City, Ore., at a later date.

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