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Ruth Talley

June 15, 1926 — March 2, 2017

Ruth Talley, daughter of William and Carolyn Anderson was born in Valier Mt. on June 15, 1926. She passed away on March 2, 2017

She moved with her family at a young age to Harlem, Mt.  After graduation, she moved to Spokane and attended nursing school. From there she moved on to Kalispell.

In Kalispell she married G. E. (Pink) Henricksen. They had one child, Gordon Henricksen.

After her divorce from Pink, she attended Kalispell Business College and learned the business skills of short hand, typing and dictation. Ruth used these skills to earn her income throughout her adult life,

She met the love of her life, Charles Talley, in Sacramento, California. They were married on May 20th 1972.
After their retirement, they traveled extensively throughout the United States in their 5th wheel trailer. Their intention was to visit all 49 continental states. They were able to visit most of them. They had several wonderful years spending time with family and meeting many new friends along their journey.

Ruth’s husband Charles preceded her in death on April 20, 2005.

Ruth’s next move was to Ronan. While in Ronan, she participated in various volunteer works with the VFW, and Boys and Girls Club. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church. Ruth was very sociable. If she walked into a room of strangers, it would not take her long to make new acquaintances.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Chuck Talley, her brother George Anderson, parents William and Carolyn Anderson.

She is survived by her son Gordon (Ann) Henricksen, step daughters Velma (Ron) Lomax, and Helen (Greg) Atchison and step son Charles (Marilyn) Talley, grandchildren Eric Henricksen and Amanda Henricksen, and great - grandchildren, Taylor Henricksen and Landon Henricksen, and brother Orville (Annette) Anderson.

The family would like to thank the staffs of Polson Health and Rehab, and Providence Assisted Living for the loving care they gave Ruth during the last months of her life.

A celebration of life will be held at Faith Lutheran Church in Ronan on Saturday March 25th at 2:00pm. Suggested memorials are Faith Lutheran Church Endowment and VFW of Ronan.

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