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Ruth Montandon Asche

Posted: Thursday, Nov 8th, 2012


Ruth Montandon Asche


Ruth Montandon Asche, 94, of Corvallis, Ore., died Nov. 4, 2012 at her home.

She was born Feb. 5, 1918 to Emil Joslin Montandon and Anna Marie Feyrer in Portland, Ore. She was raised in the Salem vicinity, graduating from North Salem High School as an adult in 1941.

Ruth was married to Arthur Bensell from 1973 until his death in 1988. She resided in Salem, Portland, Newport, Siletz, and lately Corvallis and was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Junior Asche; children, Merrily Shirey of Lynnwood, Wash., Judith [Rev. William] Smith of Alsea, M. Barton Waring of Anacortes, Wash., Stephen [Joyce] Waring or Redmond, Ore., and Theodore [Nancy] Waring of Hillsboro; stepchildren, Marla [Roger] Kontak of North Mankato, Minn., and Debbie Asche of Salem; sisters, Kathryn Rulifson of Tillamook, Marie [Alfred] Von Flue of Silverton, and Evelyn Hari of Salem; 17 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Her services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at Salemís First Presbyterian Church, 770 Chemeketa St., with her grandson, Derick Smith, officiating. Interment will be at City View Cemetery. There will be a reception back at the church following the interment service. Friends and family are encouraged and welcomed to attend.

McHenry Funeral Home in Corvallis is handling arrangements.

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