Helen Louise Ruse, 89, of Medford, Ore., passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013 at Waterford Assisted Living. She was born April 13, 1924 in Los Angeles, Calif. to her parents, Robert and Helen (Campbell) Green.

Helen was the eldest of two children. She married Duane Ruse in Redondo Beach, Calif. December 29, 1946. They had two children. Helen was a member of Long Beach Methodist Church, Scott Valley Quilters, and the Gold Diggers Square Dance Club. She enjoyed quilting, knitting, and traveling across the country with family and friends.

Helen will be remembered by her loving children: daughter, Denine (Ron) Bruce; son, Duane (Jane) Ruse; grandsons, Chad Bruce, Kevin (Beth) Ruse, and Deron Ruse; great-grandchildren Parker Leigh and Thomas and William Ruse. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother.

At Helen's request, a public service will not be held.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Helen's honor to Providence Hospice, or Mayday Animal Rescue P.O. Box 72406 Phoenix, Ariz. 85050.