Ruth O. Nuxall of Enterprise, died Jan. 28, 2006 at the home of her son in Richland, Wash. She was 84.
Mrs. Nuxall was born at home to Oliver and Maude Wood on June 10, 1921, in Lostine. After graduating from high school, she attended Pacific University in Forest Grove.
She met and married Leo George Nuxall in 1940. The couple moved to Walla Walla, Wash. in 1945. On Oct. 17, 1961, Leo Nuxall died. She moved to Pendleton and was married to Clarence "Mike" Nuxall on Sept. 13, 1963. Mike passed away March, 1982.
Mrs. Nuxall was an employee of Pacific Northwest Bell Telephone Company in Walla Walla and Pendleton until her retirement in February 1978. Following her retirement, she returned to Enterprise to make her home. She was a member of the Catholic Church, Communications Workers of America, Oregon Telephone Pioneers, Franklin Mint Collection Society and VFW Auxiliary. For the last three winters she resided with her son and daughter-in-law in Richland, Wash.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Leo and Mike Nuxall; three half-sisters and two half-brothers.
Mrs. Nuxall is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Stanley and Sandra Nuxall, grandson, Stanley L. Nuxall Jr., granddaughter, Treah and her husband Scott Pierce, great-grandchild, Kylie Pierce, sister, Norma Goodale and several nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews.
In accordance with her wishes, she was cremated and no funeral services will be held.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice, 2108 W. Entiat, Kennewick, WA 99336.