Ruth Marie (Guyer) Meaghers

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8/12/1920 ~ 5/27/2011

Ruth Marie (Guyer) Meaghers died from complications of Alzheimer's disease on May 27, 2011. Ruth was born August 12, 1920, to Arle and Harriet Hatchitt Guyer of Waterloo, IA. During the Depression, the family migrated to California where her father set up Piggly-Wiggly grocery stores in the mining camps along the Truckee River, later settling near relatives in the Palm Springs area. Ruth married Nelson Lee Meaghers on May 4, 1939, and moved to Huntington Park, CA, where son Michael Lee and daughter Claudia Jean (Susie) were born. The family moved to Stevenson, WA, in 1947. Ruth was co-owner-bookkeeper-office manager of Meaghers Chevrolet for more than 30 years and also managed their rental properties. Ruth was active in her community as a Girl Scout leader, a regional coordinator for the Red Cross, a founding member of Stevenson Baptist Church, a Grand Worthy Matron of Eastern Star, a City Councilwoman, and a mayoral candidate. She later worked as a school secretary for the Skamania School District until she retired. She enjoyed politics, league bowling, traveling in their motorhome, their beach house in Klipsan Beach, oil painting, and spending special time with her grandchildren.
After Nelson's death in 1984, Ruth moved to Salem, OR, near her youngest grandchildren.
Welcoming her into Heaven are her husband Nelson and her son-in-law Ken Bossman.
Surviving are her son, Michael (Deb) of Salem; daughter, Susie Bossman of Washougal, WA; grandchildren, Derrick Meaghers, Sean Bossman, Curt Bossman, all of Washington, Nicole (Meaghers) Abbott of Salem, and Brienne (Meaghers) Hays of Lincoln, NE; 11 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Ruth was joyous in her Christian walk and will be greatly missed by all whose lives were touched by her loving light.
A celebration of her life is planned for June 18, 2011, 2:00 p.m., Emmanuel Baptist Church, 8512 Sunnyview Rd. NE, Salem, OR.
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Published in The Columbian on June 7, 2011
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