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Ruth Cary

Ruth “Genie” Cary was born in Silverton, Oregon, and attended grade school there. She moved to Pocatello, Idaho, where she graduated from high school.

Returning to Silverton, she married and had her sons, Russell and Heath. She worked for the Silverton Fire Department for five years as a dispatcher and staff assistant. Genie then went to work for the Wilamette 911 center in Salem, where she met her current husband, Dan. Genie worked there fifteen years and was a center supervisor when she retired.

The pair were active in golfing, sailing, and competitive shooting, in which Genie managed to bring home more trophies than Dan. She loved photography and displaying her many works.

Upon Dan’s retirement in 2006, the pair moved to Cathlamet, where they continued sailing, golfing, and traveling. Genie was one of the founding members of the Cathlamet Yacht Club, and one of the original members of the Tsuga Art Gallery, which provided her another venue for displaying her art.

Genie is survived by her husband, Dan; sons Russell (Claudia) and Heath; sisters Leslie (Rick), Bitty (Doug), Linda, and brother Mike (Desi); two grandsons, and two great-grandsons.

She was a great person, who touched a lot of lives. She will be truly missed.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Tsuga Gallery on Saturday, Dec. 9, 1 p.m. Please join Genie’s family for refreshments and sharing memories of her.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Tsuga Art Gallery or Cathlamet Fire Department.

Dowling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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