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Ruth Eleanor Piche

Ruth Eleanor Piche

January 21, 1923 - A ugust 18, 2010

Ruth Eleanor Piche, of Saratoga, Calif. passed away on Wednesday, August 18, 2010. Mrs. Piche was born in Bangor, Ore. She was one of 10 children born to Allen and Jennie Hess.

Mrs. Piche was a lifelong native of Oregon and lived for over 30 years in Medford. She was a graduate of Grant High School in Portland in 1941, where her vocal musical abilities earned her a scholarship in music to Linfield College in McMinnville.

Mrs. Piche married Albert H. Piche, Jr., (deceased 2007), of Medford in December 1942. They were married for 64 years.

Mr. and Mrs. Piche had three children, Janet Stone, (deceased 2002), of Eugene, Ore., and Terry Piche, (deceased 2004), of Portland, Ore. She is survived by son, William Piche, of Saratoga, Calif.; brother, Parker Hess, of Ashland, Ore.; along with seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Her love of life and family, her sense of humor and her great faith made her a joy and inspiration to all who knew her throughout her life.

A graveside service and internment will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, September 11, 2010, at Siskiyou Memorial Park, Medford. The family requests donations in lieu of flowers be made to the American Cancer Society.