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Ruth Orton

Ruth Orton died Dec. 29. She was 90.

Mrs. Orton was born Nov. 16, 1923, in Salem to Albert and Lenora Tracy. She married Leonard in 1945. She earned a degree as a registered nurse and spent more than 50 years working as a nurse in hospitals, doctors’ offices and nursing care facilities.

She was preceded in death by her husband. She is survived by her sister, Melba; children, Doug and Liz Orton, Jeanne Hunt and Bill and Lori Orton; seven grandchildren; and 13 great- grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at St. Cecilia Church in Beaverton, with a reception to follow.

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