Ruth Lillian <I>Hoekstra</I> DeVries

Ruth Lillian Hoekstra DeVries

Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA
Death 25 Aug 2001 (aged 82)
Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA
Burial Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA
Plot Lot 137, Block N, Grave Space 4
Memorial ID 5731909 · View Source
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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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  • Created by: Miriam
  • Added: 2 Sep 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5731909
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ruth Lillian Hoekstra DeVries (16 Jan 1919–25 Aug 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5731909, citing Fairplains Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Miriam (contributor 46497933) .