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Ruth Edwards

Ruth Anneke Edwards (Van Der Ende)

Monday, September 24th, 1923 - Sunday, September 1st, 2019
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Ruth Anneke Edwards, age 95, passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2019 at her home in Oak Harbor, Washington.
Born to Tjitte and Jessie van der Ende in Camas Hot Springs, Montana, on September 24, 1923, Ruth developed at an early age a love for reading and poetry that led to a life-long pursuit of learning. After graduating from Mt. Ellis Academy in Bozeman, Montana she obtained both a BS and MA in Education and an MA in Marriage and Family Counseling. Ruth taught grade school for 20 years in Missouri and Idaho and practiced counseling until her death.
Those that knew her best knew of her love for Jesus, and that translated into
everything she did including baking bread to share with whomever needed some love. She was an active member of the Oak Harbor Seventh Day Adventist Church. She loved gardening, sewing and reading and could easily read a book a day and remember everything she read.
She successfully raised 5 boys; something she would say gave her energy beyond her years. Ruth is survived by her sons Paul Giem, James Giem and Ross Giem III, their wives, sister Rebecca Gustavsen, 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband’s, Ross Giem, Jr. and Clayton Edwards, sons David Giem and John Giem, and three brothers and four sisters.
There will be a memorial service at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Spirit Lake, Idaho, September 21, 2019, at 4:00 pm. A remembrance will be held at the Oak Harbor Seventh-day Adventist Church, in Oak Harbor WA, on September 24, 2019, at 6:00 pm.

Arrangements have been made with the assistance of Whidbey Memorial Funeral and Cremation Service.
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