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Ruth Solberg

 

September 16, 2021

Ruth Solberg

Ruth Solberg passed away at home on September 6, 2021, in Shelton, WA, at the age of 91. Ruth was born March 30, 1930, in Hamilton, North Dakota to Fred and Florence Switzer.

In her early years, Ruth was a school teacher and later became a successful business woman, owning and operating The Brotherhood, Maplebrook, and Maytown Taverns. Ruth was very active throughout her life and enjoyed her time performing with the Wrinkles of Washington. Ruth was also a talented artist, painting many landscape scenes that her family will enjoy for years to come. Until recently, Ruth was active at the Senior Center and enjoyed playing cards with her friends.

Ruth is survived by her husband, Selmer Solberg; son Noel (Kathy) Magnusson; daughters Karla (Joe) Hubbell; Susie (Lonnie) Paul; CeCe Zenker; stepdaughters Lorrie (Jim) Daleabout; Tammy (Ken) Fromme; and stepson Scott (Monica) Solberg; brothers Fred (Joanne) and Lee (Gaylene) Switzer, and sister Sharon (Richard) Bailly. Ruth is also survived by numerous grand and great grandchildren.

Ruth's daughter, Lesleann Kangas; sister Norma Slater, and brother Dale Switzer preceded her in death.

A private service will be held for family. Arrangements are by McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home and Crematory.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Care or the America Cancer Society.

 

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