Ruth Frances Carroll



Ruth Frances Carroll, 95, of Medford, Ore., passed away Feb. 19, 2009, at Caring Hands in Medford, Ore. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, April 25, 2009, at 1:00 p.m. at Eagle Point Grange Hall, So. Shasta, Eagle Point, OR.

Ruth was born Dec. 25, 1913, in Bard, Calif., to William E. and Augusta D. Henson. She attended Arizona public schools and was a graduate of Belmont High School. She graduated from UCLA in 1934. Ruth married Kermit Aikman Carroll, Sept. 27, 1937, in Los Angeles, Calif. He preceded her in death. She lived on a dairy farm here in the Rogue Valley that she and her husband built, in Eagle Point, Ore., from 1946 to 1978, and then lived in Medford from 1978 to present.

She was a homemaker and worked as a bookkeeper for Crater Lake Motors, in Medford, for 25 years.

Ruth enjoyed reading, bridge, travel, children, and grandchildren. She was a 50 year member of the Eagle Point Grange; Rogue Valley C.C. until 1987 and numerous bridge groups.

Ruth is survived by her daughters, Catherine A. Forbes (John), Susan D. Hanscom (Edward) and Nancy G. Meyer (Joseph); 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, William E. and Augusta D. Henson; sister, Mary Isabelle Huffman; son, Steven A. Carroll; and grandson, Mark E. Hanscom.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Ruth F. Carroll to Asante Hospice Services, 2960 Doctor's Park Way, Medford, OR 97504. Conger-Morris Funeral Directors in care of arrangements 541-772-7111.