Jan. 24, 2013 Gig Harbor Pierce County Washington, USA
Ruth Parrington Blankenmore Ruth Parrington Blankrnmore, 89, a Gig Harbor area resident since 1988, passed away Jan. 24, 2013. Ruth was a retired registered nurse who worked labor and delivery. She enjoyed making quilts, crocheting afghans, making pillows for dolls for her grandchildren and great grandchildren. As a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she her late husband Don served four full-time missions and four part-time missions during their retirement years. She served as president of the Key Peninsula Seniors' group, ans in her later years was part of the Key Center Ward humanitarian service group. Ruth was preceded in death by loved ones including her husband, a brother, and a grandson. Surviving family members include three children, Bruce Blakemore (Louise), Janice Lodholm (Harry), and Sandre Wurtz (Paul), 15 grandchildren, and 30 great- grandchildren. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 2 at the LDS Church, Key Center Building, 12521 134th Ave KP N, Gig Harbor, WA 98329. Viewing will be at 10: 00-10:45am, with memorial service at 11:00am. Interment at Vaughn Community Cemetery. The family gives special thanks to the caring staff at Grace Joy Adult Family Home.