Muriel Ringel
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September 24, 1929 ~ January 30, 2018

Muriel Ringel, 88, passed away on Tues., Jan. 30, 2018, in Vancouver, WA, surrounded by loved ones. Muriel was born in Weed, CA to Jessie Daley. She was no stranger to hard work and spent most of her childhood growing up on her grandparents farm. She spent her teen years in Medford, OR living with her aunt and uncle.
In 1946, Muriel met Gerald Ringel whom she married on April 6, 1947. Together they had 3 children. Gerald and Muriel spent the beginning of their marriage in Centralia, WA, and in 1957 they moved to Vancouver, WA where they raised their family.
Muriel had many jobs throughout her life. She spent many years working at a shoe store and operating a home daycare. The job that brought her the greatest joy was caring for children as a foster grandma at Walnut Grove Elementary School. She spent several years loving the children she worked with.
Muriel is survived by her children, Diane Laws (Stephen), Janice Zimmerman (Steven) and Gerald Ringel (Karen); 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Betty June Malicoat; and her nieces, nephews and several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Ringel.
A memorial service will be held at Grace Foursquare Church in Camas, WA on Sat., Feb. 17, 2018 at 2p.m.
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Published in The Columbian on Feb. 11, 2018.
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February 14, 2018
I remember Muriel. I did her hair for yrs until I left and went on to other work. Stayed in touch for a while. Always wondered what she was up to. She was a wonderful lady and loved her children and her friends.
February 11, 2018
It would be easy to say that we didn't have enough time, but, I know that God brought us together in his own time. I am blessed to have been in your presence, to know you, and to see the courage and grace of your soul. I will miss you Auntie.
Debra Duncan
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