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Ruth Irene Walsh DeLong

January 31, 1934 ~ August 22, 2020

Ruth Irene Walsh DeLong, 86, Vale, Oregon, entered Eternal Life on Saturday, Aug. 22, surrounded by her beloved family. She was born in Daykin, Nebraska, on January 31, 1934, the only daughter of five children to Francis and Madge Walsh. 

Ruth was raised in Alexandria, Nebraska, where she also met and married Earl Dudley DeLong on January 31, 1950. Soon after, they made the long trip to Willowcreek, Oregon, to settle into their first home together. It was here that Dudley and Ruth worked hard, purchased a farm, and continued to spend their lives together, raising their family of eight children. In 1991, they were awarded the Oregon Outstanding Farm Family of The Year by the Oregon Farm Bureau Federation, in recognition of their contribution to . . .