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Abby Schwartz

Ruth Walden Metlen

November 07, 1928 - January 06, 2021

This GatheringUs memorial celebrates the life of Ruth Ellen Walden Metlen. Please add your memories and photos to this site. They will offer us great comfort. Other photos of Ruth's life can be found at...  see more

OBITUARY
Ruth Walden Metlen Obituary In Chicago, Illinois, Ruth Ellen (Walden) Metlen was born on November 7, 1928, to Lee and Ninon (Wright) Walden. She died on January 6, 2021, in Baker City, Oregon. In a household that valued family, hard work, and faith, Ruth grew up with...  see more
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  • Sherrie Metlen
    Dave Eberhardt called about an hour after our Zoom Celebration of Life for Ruth Metlen and said he was really pleased that he got to be part of the doings. He commented about how the DeWitt of math teacher fame was one of the best teachers he ever had...  more
  • Sherrie Metlen
    Dale Judge is Bob Metlen’s first cousin. Dale said that when Ruth and Bob Metlen went to Alaska , one side jaunts was with Dale Judge to the Kennecott/McCarthy mine. Dale had a guide business then and they met him at the beginning of a 60 mile ride...  more
  • Jim McDonald
    First meeting—I thought, this is my mom’s sister? We had pork chops, venison, biscuits and peach pie—for breakfast!

    Ruth loved to sing. And we spent many an hour singing songs on the way home from a day of skiing.

    Ruth was a woman with a deep...  more
  • Brenda Cabell
    I have many fond memories of going to Bob and Ruth's house; there would always be delicious fruit (apricots were a favorite!) and stray animals that we would want to take home. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to spend time with them on an...  more
  • scott metlen
    Who was Ruth:
    1) Loved her husband, I never saw them in a serious disagreement even though with others she let them know her opinion, when Bob had Parkensens, she spent all day every day with him at the nursing home, only going home at night. The last...  more
  • Abby Schwartz
    My aunt, Ruth Metlen (1928-2021), was a force to be reckoned with. It is how most people remember her. But she had a heart of gold. She was fiercely proud of her family - a momma bear if you ever saw one. The photos of her with family are when her huge...  more
  • Sherrie Metlen
    Ruth loved animals and wildlife. Her annual Christmas letters listed the wild animals and birds they saw on their ranch near Vale, Oregon throughout the year. She maintained a bird feeder and enjoyed feeding and petting her horses, dogs, and cats. Scott...  more
  • Tyson Metlen
    Some of my best memories of Grandma Metlen were of helping in the kitchen to prepare delicious, filling food and cleaning up afterwards. Making and eating pies particularly stand out as making the pie crusts is something I still do now. That and the pies...  more
  • Kerry Metlen
    Kerry Metlen added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Ruth Walden Metlen:
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      Sherrie Metlen This photo is of us camping is in the Ochocos I think; we were acting as Metlen Brothers contracting fencing, precommercial thinning, deer repellent spraying and felling; This photo is the summer of 1973; Kit and Kim were wedded at the time. Scott and...  see more
      • Jan 26
  • Kerry Metlen
    Kerry Metlen added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Ruth Walden Metlen:
    • Kerry Metlen
      Sherrie Metlen This picture of us as Scouts is Sept. 1966 at the Twisp HS auditorium; Kit just became an Eagle Scout.
      • Jan 26
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