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 Ruth Annette <I>Hawkes</I> Kaste

Ruth Annette Hawkes Kaste

Birth
Madison, Lake County, South Dakota, USA
Death 27 Nov 2011 (aged 74)
Longview, Cowlitz County, Washington, USA
Burial Cathlamet, Wahkiakum County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 101360879 · View Source
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Longtime Puget Island resident Ruth Annette Kaste, 74, passed away Nov. 27, 2011, at the Hospice Care Center. She was born Feb. 21, 1937, to Samuel R. and Fern E. (Cole) Hawkes in Madison, S.D. On June 22, 1957, she married Wallace "Wally" A. Kaste.

She was raised in Los Angeles, graduated from Manual Arts High School in 1955, attended Los Angeles City College, University of Santa Barbara and Cal Poly Tech; was a member of United Church of Christ (Congregational) in Cathlamet for 38 years, played the piano for the church, was a past member of the Puget Island Grange and sang with the Lower Columbia College Choir.

Ruth and Wally owned Puget Island Holsteins, were members of the Washington Dairy Federation, were named Washington State Holstein Breeders of the year in 1988, were members of the Washington State and National Holstein Associations. Ruth was active as a co-chairman of their youth group for many years.

In addition to her husband, Wally, she is survived by two sons, Daniel W. Kaste (Betti) of Yucaipa, CA, and Neal R. Kaste (Nancy) of Tillamook, OR; her mother, Fern Wilson of Irvine, CA; a sister, Carolyn Hawkes of Irvine; three grandchildren, Alan Kaste of Portland, and Mark Kaste and Kristan Kaste, both of Tillamook.


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  • Created by: Doris Hartman
  • Added: 27 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101360879
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ruth Annette Hawkes Kaste (21 Feb 1937–27 Nov 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101360879, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Cathlamet, Wahkiakum County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Doris Hartman (contributor 46978937) .