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Maxwell, Ruth Elaine – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon

Ruth Elaine Maxwell passed away at 104 N. River Street, Enterprise, September 22, 1986. She was the daughter of William Morrow and Olive Hollingsworth, born November 9, 1897 in Idaho.

On Oct. 27, 1926, she married Walter R. Maxwell in Enterprise. Ruth taught school at Lewis, while Walter operated the post office and a candy store. They lived on a ranch on Chesnimnus Creek for 36 years and then moved to Enterprise.

They purchased the Dutli building and opened the Da Lite Bakery. They operated meat lockers from 1960 to 1967. The business was revamped to Maxwell’s Candy Shop in 1967 until the present. Recently the business has expanded to include video games for youth to enjoy. Ruth was active in all the family business ventures.

Survivors include her husband, Walter and daughter Barbara, both of Enterprise.

At her request, no services were held.

Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, September 1986
Contributed by: Sue Wells

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