Ruth N. Tollefson, born February 12, 1941 on the family farm in Minnesota, passed away June 7, 2013 at her home in Portland, Ore.

Ruth enjoyed a 30-year elementary school teaching career in Medford, Ore. with exceptional credentials.

She is survived by her two children, Brit and Erik Tollefson; and her sister, Ivy Hummel.

A private memorial will be held June 23, 2013 in Portland, Ore. In lieu of flowers, Ruth enjoyed supporting the Community Transitional School in Portland, and the Oregon Humane Society.