In Memory: Mary Ruth Christensen
Former student Mary Ruth Christensen, who transferred from Pacific to the University of Oregon to complete her nursing degree in 1950, died June 29 in McMinnville, Ore. She attended high school in both Banks and Forest Grove, graduating in 1945. She then attended Pacific studying pre-nursing. She married Stanley Christensen in 1951. She was a nurse at various hospitals and care centers in the Salem area and Yamhill County, Ore.
She is survived by daughters, Janice and her husband Howard Bellows of Kenmore, Wash., Lora and husband Tarry Brockman of Dayton, Ore., and Lynn Slater of McMinnville; and sons, Jerry and wife Janna of Wilsonville, Ore., and Lyle and wife Cynthia of McMinnville. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Stan, she was predeceased by her parents; older sisters, Martha A. Cheney and Sarah Roberta (Bert) Flabetich; and brother, William (Bill) F. Erdmann.