Ruth Ada Schroeder Travis Doman, 94, died Dec. 3 in Mt. Angel of natural causes.

She was born Nov. 28, 1918, in Paoli, Colo., the third daughter to Frederick Schroeder and Helen Gunther.

The family moved many times. One of those was from Oregon to Illinois and back again, and Ruth loved the adventure of all of it. Frederick dealt in buying and selling horses and maintained a string of them of his own to rent and to use for packing into the mountains for money. Ruth so enjoyed those trips and always helped with all the work.

On Nov. 30, 1938, Ruth married Cecil Travis. They had two daughters, Gayle and Kaye. Ruth and Cecil eventually bought a small farm in the Ontario area where they farmed and had a small dairy.

Cecil died in February 1963.

In 1964, Ruth was introduced to Thomas Arthur (Art) Doman, a widower with six children, two of whom were still at home, Dee and Stephen.

Art and Ruth were married in April 1965 in the Salt Lake City Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Art had a home in Burns and a cattle ranch at Riverside. They resided in the home in Burns for a short period then moved to the ranch permanently. Grandpa and grandma’s ranch was the favored place to visit. Many of the grandkids spent summertime there helping with the farming, cattle drives and fishing.

When Art and Ruth began to age, they moved to Woodburn to be near family. There they refurbished an old house where they both lived out their lives among a multitude of family and friends.

Art and Ruth spent time working in the Portland Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

They were both very active in their church, and Ruth fulfilled many teaching positions throughout her life.

Ruth is survived by her sisters, June Kessel, Joan (Ben) Todd and Joy Sager; brothers, Bob (Della) and Larry (Julie) Schroeder; two daughters, Gayle Armstrong and Kaye Sutton; two stepdaughters, Norma Formica and Ellen Larsen; four stepsons, Earl, Verl, Dee and Stephen Doman; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and so many friends.

Graveside services were held Dec. 7 in Payette, Idaho.

A memorial is scheduled for Dec. 22 at 10 a.m. at the Canby chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1285 S. Elm St. in Canby.


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