Ruth Soderstrom was born in Aurora oregon to John and Lillian (Moriarity) La Fountaine on December 2, 1924. She graduated from Clatskanie High School in 1942. She was married to Clarence Soderstrom until he passed away in 1999. Ruth had son's Ron (Barbie) of Scappoose, Oregon and John (Lynn`e) Svenson of Clatskanie
Oregon from a previous marriage, then with Clarence she had son Gary (Sandy) Soderstrom of Clatskanie Oregon; daughter Marie Greenwalt of Happy Valley, Oregon; daughter Susan Shaw of Albuquerque New Mexico. She has a sister Delores Jarvi of Keyport, Washington. Ruth had 15 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and extended family. Ruth was part of TOPS and KOPS, as well as Royal Neighbors. Ruth mainly worked on the family farm except for a few years where she worked at Lipman - Wolfe and Humps restaurant. Ruth was preceded in death by her mother Lillian in 1963, father John in 1971 and husband Clarence in 1999. She lived in Clatskanie a majority of her life except for a short period when she lived in Manzanita from 1988-2006. Ruth dearly loved her family and was very proud of all of them. She was good natured, fun loving, hardworking, smart, had an amazing memory, and was independent. She loved playing cards, dominoes, doing word search puzzles, reading, listening to country music especially George Strait, as well as loved watching sports; especially Mariners, Seahawks and Blazers. Ruth was loved by many and will be missed by many.
Funeral @ Groulx Family Mortuary,25381 Wonderly Road, Rainier, OR 97048 Wednesday February 16th @ 11am followed by a short social with coffee and cookies. Then placement @ Maplewood Cemetery in Clatskanie that afternoon @ 1pm.