Ruth Barbara Westergard was born Ruth Barbara Krook in Brooklyn, N.Y. December 22, 1930. Ruth graduated from Lincoln High School in San Jose, Calif. and went on to Heald Business College. On January 16, 1949 Ruth married Wayland Wes Westergard. Ruth passed away at Rogue Valley Medical Center November 13, 2013.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Rudolph and Edith Krook, and her sister, Jean Brewer. Ruth is survived by her husband, Wayland Gordon Westergard; six children, Linda Whitaker, Paul Brewer, Jenny Rasmussen, Beth Kendall, Gordon Westergard, and Raymond Brewer; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Ruth's memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. December 22, 2013 at the Ashland Seventh-Day Adventist Church. In lieu of flowers, you can send donations to: Project PATCH, foundation for troubled teens, 2404 E. Mill Plain Blvd, Ste A,Vancouver, WA 98661