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Ruth Lillian Hoekstra DeVries
Birth: Jan. 16, 1919
Grand Rapids
Kent County
Michigan, USA
Death: Aug. 25, 2001
Grand Rapids
Kent County
Michigan, USA

Ruth Lillian HOEKSTRA was the daughter of John Martin HOEKSTRA and Lillian Fern "Mary" STRONG. She was the eldest of three girls; her younger sisters were Hope Mildred and Mary Louise Hoekstra.

Ruth was first married to my grandfather, William VALK, in 1943. She later married Adrian "Ed" DeVRIES in 1947.

She was a mother of three, grandmother of six, and great-grandmother of six. She loved letter-writing, cats, gardening, bright colors, reading mystery books and the Bible, and playing the piano and organ.

You can read more about her life here
 
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 Parents:
  John Martin Hoekstra (1892 - 1975)
  Lillian Fern Strong Hoekstra (1897 - 1967)
 
 Spouses:
  William "Bill" Valk (1912 - 1989)
  Adrian DeVries (1916 - 2007)*
 
 Siblings:
  Ruth Lillian Hoekstra DeVries (1919 - 2001)
  Hope Mildred Hoekstra Loveland (1920 - 1968)*
  Mary Louise Hoekstra Glashower (1923 - 1994)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fairplains Cemetery
Grand Rapids
Kent County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Lot 137, Block N, Grave Space 4
 
Created by: Miriam
Record added: Sep 02, 2001
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Ruth Lillian <i>Hoekstra</i> DeVries
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Ruth Lillian <i>Hoekstra</i> DeVries
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 Added: Jan. 16, 2013
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