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Ruth McFarland



Ruth McFarland, 86, a resident of Goldendale, Washington passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2012 in The Dalles, Oregon.

Ruth was born June 10, 1925 in Alma, Oklahoma the fourth of five children to Albert and Dorothy (Patterson) McFarland. She was raised and educated in Fox, Oklahoma graduating from Fox High School in 1943. After graduation from high school she worked for Douglas Aircraft at a plant that was built on part of the present day Tinker Air Force Base near Oklahoma City. They built C-47 Skytrain cargo aircraft and she was a “Rosie the Riveter.” After earning money, she enrolled at the University of Oklahoma in 1944. Ruth’s part time jobs when her daughters were young included...

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