She married James Hines on Oct. 6, 1941, in Liberty, Mo. They resided for many years in the Arcadia, Kan., area before moving to Sheridan, Ore., in the spring of 1962. In August 1963 they relocated to Salem.
Ruth was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed baking, cooking, crafts, gardening, reading and making quilts. She was an excellent seamstress, making her own clothes, and she also loved making things for her children and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband James, daughter Sandra Colene; parents Jess and Nora Carpenter and brother Boyd A. Carpenter.
Ruth is survived by two sons and one daughter; Jimmie L. Hines and wife Lina and Boyd Hines, all of Salem; daughter Donna K. Smith and husband Earl of Albany, Ore.; grandchildren Brent Smith, Scott Smith and wife Jodi of Albany, LouAnn Knie of Caldwell, Idaho, Larry A. Hines, James A. Hines and Leonora Hines of Salem; great-grandchildren Jessica Smith-Kasten of Vista, Calif., Jacobi R. Smith, Dalton J. Smith and Dakota Q. Smith, all of Albany, Ore., and James D. Knie and Bonnie Knie of Caldwell, Idaho.
Visitation was Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Howell-Edwards-Doerksen Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at Willamette Memorial Park Chapel in Albany on Sept. 15 at 10:30 a.m. with interment following.
Contributions can be made to East Albany Lions Club, P.O. Box 123, Albany, Ore., 97321.