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Helen Mae Ruse

October 27, 1938 ~ December 25, 2017 (age 79)

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RUSE, Helen Mae (79)

Helen was born October 27, 1938 in Lewiston, Idaho. She grew up in Usk, WA., where she met the love of her life, Everett Ruse. They were married for 62 years, until Everett lost his battle with cancer in 2016. She missed him terribly and went to see him on Christmas Day, 2017. They had 5 children, Larry, Debbie, Terry, Marie and Everett Jr. Debbie lost her battle with leukemia in the summer of 2017. It broke mom’s heart to see Debbie pass away also. She has many grandchildren: Chrisse, Niki, Sammie, Stacy, Sarah, Sabrina, David, Michael, Jamie, Jessica, Levi, Kendra. They all loved spending time with grandma and grandpa camping in the Usk area. Helen is survived by her children, grandchildren, brother, Albert, sisters, Joyce and Pauline Hettinger. Hunting mushrooms was a lot of fun for everybody and in the fall of 2018 a family gathering will be held in their favorite mushroom campground where their ashes will be joined and lovingly spread together. Please visit Helen’s online memorial at

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