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Ruth Mary Heotzler Shields August 14, 1920 – November 30, 2012 Ruth Shields of Portland, Oregon passed into the presence of her Lord and Savior on November 30, 2012 at the age of 92. She was predeceased by Charles, her beloved husband of 71 years. Ruth was one of five children born of Ethyl and William Heotzler of Wallkill, NY and graduated from Newburgh Free Academy in Newburgh, NY. An amazing daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Ruth is survived by two sons: Charles Jr. (and wife Catherine) of Mountlake Terrace, Washington; Richard (and wife Gail) of Endwell, NY; and daughter Linda (and husband Bruce) Mock of Portland, Oregon; 7 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. A memorial service celebrating Ruth's life will be held Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 4:00 PM at: Lynchwood Church of God 3818 SE 174th Ave Portland, Oregon 97236 In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made, in Ruth's honor, to support her grandson's family's move and mission in West Africa through the World Venture organization: By phone: 720-283-2000 ext. 2160 By Web: www.worldventure.com/donate And search for "Shields" By Check: Make checks out to "World Venture" and enter "Shields - 099" in the memo line. Mailing Address: World Venture Attn: Receipting Dept. 1501 W. Mineral Ave Littleton, CO 80120-5612

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