Ruth Ada Cameron, age 69, of Melrose, formerly of Montrose, died peacefully Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at the CentraCare Hospital in Melrose, after battling a long illness. She has gone to her savior, Jesus Christ.
A memorial service will take place Monday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. at the Montrose Community Center with Pastor Frank Moyer and Pastor Paul Klassen officiating. Inurnment will be in Kreidler Cemetery.
Ruth was born March 16, 1944, in Presque Isle, ME, to Herbert and Addie (Rossignol) Plummer.
She married John Cameron Sept. 2, 1988, in Montrose.
Ruth was a woman of many talents. She was a wonderful cook, baker, seamstress, and gardener. Ruth loved to try new recipes, was an avid reader, and loved her animals.
Ruth was fiercely proud of her French-Canadian Indian ancestry and her childhood growing up in Maine. She also had a fierce love for Christ the Lord, the Bible, her family and friends, and all of the numerous animals that she took care of over the years. No animal or human was turned away when seeking shelter from whatever storm they may have been going through when they found Ruth.
Ruth had a steady rock in her husband of 25 years, John. Even in failing health for many years, John stood by and took care of her every need. Ruth was blessed to be loved by her husband, four children, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, John, Ruth is survived by her children, Mark (Bunnie), Cheri (Scott), and John (Crystal); 19 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and close family friend and pastor, Frank Moyer, his wife Shelly, and their five children, who brought much joy to Ruth’s life.
In addition, Ruth is survived by her beloved pets, Angel, Zeeva, and DC.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Michael; sisters Doreen, Cassy, and Gladys; and her ex-husband, Raymond Reich, with whom she had a very fond relationship.