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Ruth Alice Huffman Baker


December 13, 2017

Sept. 14, 1923 - Dec. 6, 2017

Ruth Alice Huffman Baker, 94, of Sweet Home passed away on Dec. 6, 2017.

She was born Sept. 14, 1923 in Ethan, S.D. to Henry and Lydia (Sandman) Rumbolz.

She served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1955. She was stationed in Okinawa, Japan, during the Korean War, attaining the rank of staff sergeant.

Ruth retired from Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles in 1984 after 17 years of service.

She enjoyed bowling and gardening. She was a long-time member of the Sweet Home Seventh-Day Adventist church.

Ruth is survived by her husband, Frank Gates of Sweet Hom...

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