Obituaries for Dec. 19, 2011

By Baker City Herald December 19, 2011 05:25 pm

Ruth Bogue
Ruth Virginia Bogue, 87, a former Baker City resident, died Nov. 21, 2011, at The Springs senior living community in Hillsboro.
Her memorial service was Dec. 3 at Bethany Presbyterian Church in Portland.
She was born on May 7, 1924, at Wolf Point, Mont., to the Rev. Dr. Sydney Walker and Faye Walker. She grew up at Grangville, Idaho, and Baker City, graduating from Baker High School in 1942. After graduation she moved to Seattle where she worked as a “Rosie the Riveter” at Boeing before entering Lewis and Clark College in Portland.
She married Richard Bogue on his return from military service during World War II. They celebrated 65 years of marriage last January.
Ruth was a consummate homemaker, enjoyed involvement in her children’s activities and kept a yard that was to be envied, family members said. She was an elder and deacon in her church and was active at Bethany, where she and her husband were also enthusiastic members of the pinochle group. Also important to PEO-Chapter X friends, and friends around the country from their post office years.
Survivors include her husband, Richard; children, Patricia, Carol and Donald (Linda); five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sister, Lois; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bethany Presbyterian Church or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Ruth Landers
Ruth W. Landers, 93, of Baker City, died Dec. 16, 2011, at St. Alphonsus Medical Center-Baker City.
Her funeral will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Baker United Methodist Church, 1919 Second St., with Pastor Juanita Bergacker officiating. A reception will follow at the church.
Ruth was born May 19, 1918, at Baker City to LeRoy E. and Ruby (Beiber) Oxnard. She graduated from Baker High School and attended a year at Baker Business College. On May 28, 1950, Ruth married W. Dale Landers in Weiser, Idaho.
She worked as a secretary/administrative assistant for the state of Oregon for 33 years, until her retirement in 1981.  Some of her favorite hobbies included gardening, cooking, collecting miniature shoes and going on picnics. She was an active member of the United Methodist Church and also belonged to the Eagles.
For 80 years, Ruth never had a driver’s license. She walked everywhere in town, often in cowboy boots.  She once took a trip to Israel and also learned to belly dance.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Dec. 31, 1999, and one of her best friends from childhood, Pearl Jones.
Survivors include her daughter, Connie Kearney and her husband Lee of Vancouver, Wash.;  her son, Michael Howard and Ann Morrison of La Grande; a sister, Martha (Oxnard) Lemcoe of Chicago; as well as five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Baker United Methodist Church through Gray‚s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.