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September 18, 2008


Ruth Evelyn Holmes Hougland was born in Los Angeles, CA. She moved to Bend, OR, in 1982.

She loved to teach Sunday School and her family was the most important to her. She loved sports like baseball, football, and Nascar. She also loved to play bingo, and go camping and fishing. Her favorite holidays were Christmas and Halloween.

She was preceded in death by father, Abe Holmes; mother, Amelia Mae Holmes; husband, E. Ray Hougland; and brother, Ralph Holmes.

Surviving children, Cherie Walters, Lela Miranda, Kathy Michalik, Curtis Hougland, Susan Bowen, and Nicole Friberg; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She will be greatly missed.

Funeral services were held September 17, 2008 at Deschutes Memorial Chapel. Deschutes Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Graveside services were held on Monday, September 22, 2008, at the Barker Cemetery, rural Scotland County, MO, with Rev. Charles Hammack officiating. Local arrangements were handled by the Payne Funeral Chapel, Memphis, MO.

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