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Ruth Edith Keeler Macon

April 6, 1933 - June 4, 2020

Posted by:
Lora Leschner

Posted on:
July 24, 2020

My husband and son met Ruth on a clam digging trip to the ocean. As they visited and became instant friends, Ruth learned that I grew up at Browns Point. Turns out that Ruth was on the improvement club with my father Otto Leschner. She knew his friends like Walt Flint. Ruth was on the volunteer fire department and my dad loved to follow the fire trucks. Ruth contributed so much to the community and to people. We share many fond memories of life on Browns Point. Ruth and Dutch are of our family and I feel so fortunate for the chance meeting that resulted in many shared razor clam digging trips, visits, and new friends. Ruth always called me for my Salmon Bake raffle tickets and we enjoyed several delicious Browns Point salmon dinners together. I miss her laugh and sparkly eyes. Rest in Peace Ruth, hopefully surronded by trees and nature. Thank you for being our friend. Lora Leschner, Bill Hebner and Bryce Hebner

Posted by:
Janet & Kevin Ash

Posted on:
July 8, 2020

What a sweet picture of Ruth. We were BPIC cronies since the mid 1980s and did the Easter Egg hunt for years together. Knew she and Burt for a long time; he was a good man also. Love Ruth’s honesty about life and how she tracked down her birth family, so tenaciously. When I think of her I smile. Thanks for the lovely obituary.

Posted by:
Donna E. Dorian

Posted on:
June 20, 2020

I found Ruth on an adoption site and visited her many times. With her help she guided me toward finding my Birth Daughter, in Jan. 1993. I continued to call her and saw her at the Orowheat bakery on 6th Avenue. many times. God Bless you Ruth and all the help you gave to Adoptee's as well as Birthmother's. I will never forget you as well as many others you have helped along these travels. LOve andBlessings, Donna Dorian, Birthmother

Posted by:
The Hansen Family

Posted on:
June 16, 2020

Your smile, loving nature and signature red hat will be missed. Thank you for the laughs, your love and kind nature. We are now able to see that “PK” Halo you spoke of. Wear it well Ruth. We all love you and will miss you much

Posted by:
Christine and Bjorne Hansen

Posted on:
June 15, 2020

We met Ruth while clam digging at Copalis about 10 years ago and looked forward to seeing her and Dutch both there and at home in Browns Pt. We’ll miss Ruth, a one-of-a-kind character.

Posted by:
James and Sheryl Hewey

Posted on:
June 15, 2020

It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the passing of our sister Ruth, who was a cherished member of our family. Wish we could have shared our warm conversations even longer. Rest in peace, dear sister. With love from your brother James Hewey, sister Verlene Spears, and sister-in-law Sheryl Hewey.

Posted by:
Candy and Ed Capizzi

Posted on:
June 15, 2020

Ruth was one of a kind. She adored her animals and over the years had many. She had so many stories and loved to tell them and would enjoy a good laugh with the people she would share them with. She enjoyed trips to the ocean and went clam digging while she was able. Ruth donated to many causes among The Tacoma Mission which was her favorite. She lived on Browns Point for most of her life and wouldn't have wanted to live anywhere else. She will be missed by many.

Posted by:
Richard & Shannon Taylor

Posted on:
June 14, 2020

Your sense of humor and kind spirit will be forever missed. We love you!

Posted by:
Curt B Harvey

Posted on:
June 14, 2020

I first meet Ruth when I moved in next store to She and Larry "Dutch" Schooley in July of 2012. I was a bit nervous to meet my new neighbors but as soon as these folks introduced themselves I knew I could relax and enjoy my new place. They made me feel welcome. As I got to know Ruth over the coming years I came to admire and enjoy her sharp sense of humor and friendliness. She enjoyed giving back and volunteering for the community. She had a job distributing bread for Orowheat to various local charities and food banks and she seemed at her best while doing this job. (And finding a loaf of dill rye siting on the fence every once in awhile was great too. ) She enjoyed older styled hats. I think from the 30s and 40,s and wore them regularly to her job. She had a unique style! She and Larry optimize the definition of good neighbors and I will miss her for a good long while. Thanks Ruth. Curt Harvey

Posted by:
Robert Botnen

Posted on:
June 14, 2020

Ruth will be missed when razor clam digging, and her french Toast was amazing. She had a dry sense of humor, and didn't like olives. Her love of animals was top notch. her generosity was fantastic, and yes, I will miss her dearly.

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