Ruth C. Leonnig

Beloved wife, mother and friend passed away in her home, Oct. 19, 2008, from an aneurysm.

Ruth was born in Enumclaw, Wash., on June 21, 1925, and was raised by her parents, Hans T. and Johanna Hansen, in Roseburg, Ore.

Ruth attended Oregon State and Univ. of Oregon where she met her husband, Herbert R. Leonnig, who preceded her in death in 1994.

Prior to being a devoted wife and mother, Ruth worked as a bookkeeper. She enjoyed creating beautiful wearable art with her knitting and seamstress skills.

Ruth is survived by her four children, and their spouses, Glenn Leonnig (Mackalene), Linda Simon (Ronald), Laura Smith (Patrick), and Gregory Leonnig (Shirley); along with her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Ruth was a caring, thoughtful, generous and wonderful person whom we will dearly miss.

Memorial contributions can be made to "Dogs for the Deaf" or The Humane Society of Southern Oregon.

We love you, mom.