Ruth Woolfe was born on January 28, 1920 in Edgemont, South Dakota. She married Lloyd C. Woolfe on April 13, 1946 in Oregon City.

Ruth graduated with a Bachelors degree from Oregon State University in 1945. She received her master’s from Oregon College of Education in 1974. She was a special education teacher for Salem Public Schools, retiring after 25 years of teaching. She was a member and secretary of the Audubon Society. Ruth enjoyed beachcombing, birding, and traveling. Her most favorite thing was to be at the coast and spending time with her family. She enjoyed teaching children to read when no one else could.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Woolfe. She is survived by her sons: Rick, Van, Greg, Lynn; grandchildren: Fauna, Alia, Kendra, Esje, Ryan, Andrew; great-grandchildren: Lilly, Jack, Molley, Dorian, Parker, Mason.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 at Claggett Cemetery in Keizer. Memorial contributions may given in her memory to Salem Audubon Society. Arrangements entrusted to Keizer Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services.

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