On March 8, 2015, Ruth passed away peacefully at The Hamptons in Vancouver, WA. after a long and courageous battle from Alzheimer’s.
Born on June 28, 1930 in Adams, North Dakota, Ruth was the middle of three children of Ester and Peter Frovarp. After meeting her husband Harvey, they moved to The Dalles, OR. There they raised two children of their own: Greg and Deb. Before retirement she worked as an LPN and secretary. Ruth loved to spend time with her family and friends, and very much enjoyed gardening, playing bridge, going to the beach and animals (except chickens). She was an active member at Zion Lutheran Church until the time of her illness.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents Ester and Peter, husband Harvey Barstad and brother Oscar Frovarp, and granddaughter Wendy Burns.
She is survived by her children Greg (Marla) and their children Jaime and Matthew from Yakima WA. Deb (Bill Burns) Gresham, OR, and their children Jenny and Brian. Sister Verna Boyette and nephew Mike Boyette, both of The Dalles, OR. Ruth was loved dearly by all of her grandchildren and also her great-grandchildren Ashley and Cody.
There will be a private family service and graveside burial at a later date.
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