Former Imbler resident Bessie G. Ruckman died May 3 in Oakland, Calif. She was 81. Mrs. Ruckman was born Nov 4, 1903, in Jackson, Mo., to Thomas and Sophronia Kasinger. She and her family moved to Imbler in 1912.
She married Virgil Audmer Ruckman of Alicel on June 10, 1922. In 1924, the couple moved to Oakland. Mrs. Ruckman was an employee of the Pacific Telephone Co., until she retired in 1957. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1975.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Betty Gene Graybeal of Oakland, and Mrs. Audrea C. Carero of Castro Valley, Calif.; two granddaughters; two great-grandchildren, a great-great granddaughter; sister Loal Wright of Nevada City, Calif.; nieces and nephews including Mrs. Joanne Wiseman, Mrs. June Kohler, and Bud Glenn of Union County; and other relatives.
Private family services were held at the Summerville Cemetery.
La Grande Observer
May 13, 1985