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June 25, 2009

(11/3/1911 - 6/3/2009)

N. Louise Rugh died June 3, 2009, at age 97 at Stoneybrook Assisted Living in Corvallis, OR.

She was born in Scotland County, MO on November 3, 1911, to Cecil Marcus and Allie Blanche Howard Rugh.

Louise, the eldest of five children, grew up on a farm in Missouri. She remained single and devoted her life to caring for the disabled and elderly, including her own mother who lived to be 101 with the help of her daughter, Louise.

Louise lived her adult life in Kirksville, MO; Portland, OR; and Corvallis, OR. Her younger brother Harold spoke often of walking to school in the country with his sister Louise who provided confidence and security when entering the first grade.

Louise was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Allie Rugh, and her brothers, Harold Rugh, Orville Rugh, Raymond Rugh and John H. Rugh.

Survivors include her niece June Aydelotte of Grawn, MI and nephews John D. Rugh of San Antonio, TX; Michael Rugh of Sun City Center, FL; Allen Rugh of Albany, OR; and William Rugh of Corvallis, OR.

The family of Louise has honored her request not to have a memorial nor a graveside service.

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