In Memory: Mary Ruth Christensen
Mary Ruth Christensen ’49 died June 29, 2020 in McMinnville, Ore. She attended high school in both Banks and Forest Grove, graduating in 1945. Mary then attended Pacific studying pre-nursing. She went on to earn a nursing degree at the University of Oregon in 1950. Mary married Stanley Christensen in 1951. She was a nurse at various hospitals and care centers in the Salem area and Yamhill County, Ore.
Christensen was preceded in death by her husband; parents; sisters Martha A. Cheney and Sarah Roberta (Bert) Flabetich; and brother, William (Bill) F. Erdmann. She is survived by daughters, Janice (and Howard) Bellows, Lora (and Tarry) Brockman, and Lynn Slater of McMinnville; sons, Jerry (and Janna) and Lyle (and Cynthia); 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.