Obituary: July 19, 1928 - July 16, 2008- Ruth Evelyn Beedle, 79, of Vancouver, WA, passed away on July 16, 2008. Ruthie was born on July 19, 1928 in Sterling, CO to John and Bertha Busig. The Busig family moved from Sterling, CO to Parkdale, OR and then to Vancouver, WA in 1942. Ruthie graduated from Vancouver High School in 1946 and attended Clark College. Ruthie married Jack Lander and raised two children. In 1972, Ruthie married Gary Beedle. Ruthie and Gary enjoyed traveling to Maui, Hawaii, New York City and other parts of the world. Ruthie also had a passion for gardening, being close to her grandchildren, traveling with her best friend, Annabele Parker, and keeping in touch with her VHS Class of 1946. Ruthie was also an all-around loving wife and mother. She worked in clothing retail and for Reader's, Hall's and Patty's Hallmark Stores. Ruthie is survived by her husband, Gary Beedle of 36 years; daughter, Cheryl Coleman of Scottsdale, AZ; son, Jerry Lander of Fountain Hills, AZ; stepson, Gregory Beedle and wife, Dianne of Kelso, WA; step-daughter, Dana Beedle; grandchildren, Ryan, Lauren, Kelsey, Alexis and Tyler; and sister, Lorry Helton. Ruthie was preceded in death by her father, John Busig; mother, Bertha Busig; and brothers, Kenneth and Harold Busig.
The family would like to thank all friends and family for their prayers and well wishes. There will be a private Celebration of Life for Ruthie in August. Those who feel inclined may donate to Kaiser Hospice Care Program, 2701 NW Vaughn Street, Suite 140, Portland, OR 97210 or Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation, Inc., P. O. Box 613, Annapolis, Maryland 21404.
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Birth: Jul. 19, 1928
Death: Jul. 16, 2008
Father: John Harold "Pop" BUSIG b: 11 JUN 1901 in Fairbury, Jefferson County, Nebraska
Mother: Bertha Mae "Mom" BUSIG b: 3 DEC 1904 in Crystal Spring, Fulton County, Pennsylvania
On November 22, 1947, in Vancouver, Washington, Ruth Busig married Jack B. Lander b: 24 MAY 1925 in Vancouver, Clark County, Washington. They had two children.
Ruth Evelyn Busig died of leukemia.
Left, four generations of Koenig women, clockwise from top left, Lydia Anderson, Bertha Mae McConnell, Ruth Beedle and Cheryl Lander
Ruth Evelyn Busig Lander Beedle Family Tree
Ruth was the winner of the 1941 Hood River Sun Bicycle Contest.
Above, July 4, 1930, in Colorado.
Top Row, left to right:
Bertha Mae Busig, Delores May Busig and John Harold Busig
Bottom Row, left to right:
Harold Wayne Busig, Kenneth Eugene Busig, Ruth Evelyn Busig
Above, six years later, taken in snow in July 1936 near the Cloud Cap Inn on Mt. Hood in Oregon:
Left to right, top row:
John Harold "Pop" Busig, Bertha Mae Barton "Mom" Busig, Harold Wayne Busig, Delores Mae "Lorry" Busig
Left to right, bottom row:
Kenneth Eugene "Kenny" Busig, Ruth Evelyn "Ruthie" Busig
Above, circa 1938:
Back row,from left to right:
Kenneth Eugene "Kenny" Busig, John Harold "Pop" Busig, Bertha Mae "Mom" Busig, Harold Wayne "Harry" Busig
Front row, from left to right:
Ruth Evelyn "Ruthie" Busig and Delores Mae "Lorry" Busig
Above, circa 1943, John and Bertha Busig Family:
From left to right, back row:
Delores Mae "Lorry" Busig, Harold Wayne "Harry" Busig, Kenneth Eugene "Kenny" Busig, Ruth Evelyn "Ruthie" Busig
John Harold "Pop" Busig and Bertha Mae "Mom" Busig
Above, this picture was taken around 1943 at John and Bertha Busig's house at 5817 East 1st Street, McLoughlin Heights in Vancouver, Washington. This was part of the wartime housing built for people working in the Vancouver Shipyards.
From left to right - back row:
Kenneth Eugene Busig, Harold Wayne Busig, Ervin S. Busig, John Harold Busig
From left to right - front row:
Ruth Evelyn Busig, Delores Mae "Lorry" Busig, Bertha Mae Busig, Inez Busig
The children in front are probably children of Ervin and Inez Busig, the boy is probably Glen Alan Busig
Above, from left to right, Delores (Lorry), Harold, Ruthie and Kenny, circa 1936, written on the back of the picture by Bertha Busig:
"This I took of the kids Xmas morning. You can see by the look on Delores' face, how she feels about her doll and things."
Above, from left to right, Ruthie, Lorry, Harold, Kenny
Above, from left to right, Harold, Lorrie, Ruth, Kenneth
Above, horse time
Above, left to right, Harold, Kenneth and Ruthie, circa 1928
Above, left to right, Kenneth, Ruthie and Harold, July 19, 1931, Happy Birthday Ruthie, you are three years old today, so you get these three candles on your cake.
Above, left to right, Harold, Ruthie and Kenneth
Left, Ruthie about 1930
Ruthie and Lorry in identical dresses made by "Mom" Busig
Left, Jack B. Lander and his family, circa 1965
Above, taken in the middle 1950's probably, taken in front of Charles and Victoria Busig's house at 330 W. Main Street in Sterling, Colorado.
Left to right:
Top row: Charles W. Busig, John Harold Busig, Jack B. Lander
Bottom row: Victoria Catherine Martin Busig, Bertha Mae Barton Busig, Ruthie Evelyn Busig Lander
Lander children in front
Above, Christmas dinner at "Mom" and "Pop" Busig's house, Christmas dinner 1949:
Left to right, faces showing:
Ruthie Evelyn Busig Lander, Jack B. Lander, Bertha Mae Barton "Mom" Busig and with the side of his face showing, Donald G. Helton.
In the next three pictures down, Rutherford Barton, far left in the below picture, is with his niece Ruth Evelyn Barton Busig Beedle, Gary Beedle and Rutherford's mom Lydia Ann Koenig Barton Anderson. The following three pictures were taken in January 1976, when Lydia was a young 91, she lived to be 96:
Left, Ruthie milking a cow while Lorry looks on, circa 1934 in Colorado
Above, Simon Peter "Sib" Koenig's kids and Ruthie Busig, circa 1930. Richard E. Koenig is standing up with the hat on.
Below, according to Gary Beedle, some of Ruth Evelyn Busig's ashes were spread in the ocean between the island of Maui and the island of Lanai in the Auau Channel at the following location, a known area to see whales:
Lat N20 degrees 46.070
Long W156 degrees 29.848:
November 1941 when Ruth was 13:
Below, Norma and Jerry Barton, Ramona and Carl Sparwasser and Ruthie Beedle:
Below two pictures, circa 1933, left to right, Mardell Barton, Kenneth Busig, Harold Busig, Ruthie Busig and Lorry Busig: