Baker City, Oregon
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Ruth Marie Hurt, 81, a longtime Baker City resident, died Nov. 27, 2000, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center.
Her funeral was at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel. Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Mrs. Hurt was born May 24, 1919, at Featherston, Okla., to George and Elizabeth Quinton Adams. Her family moved to Bakersfield, Calif., when she was 9 and she lived there throughout her school years. She married Homer Hurt on Dec. 29, 1936, at Visalia, Calif.
She was a homemaker and mother most of her life. She also worked as a bookkeeper for an apartment complex at Oxnard, Calif. She moved around the country with her husband, who was in construction, before they settled in Richland in the 1970s. The Hurts moved to Baker City 10 years ago.
She loved church, fishing, growing flowers, arts and crafts and her little dogs. She also enjoyed reading books of the Bible.
Survivors include her husband, Homer of Baker City; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Orie Hurt of Sparks, Nev.; a grandson, Steven Hurt of Sandy, who was raised by his grandmother; seven other grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren; and a son-in-law, Charles Stover.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter, Marilyn Joy Stover.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, Ore. 97814.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 1, 2000
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor