In Memoriam: Ann Marie Rue (March 2, 1935 – Jan. 6, 2023)

February 2023 Posted in Obituary

Ann Marie Rue

Ann Marie Rue, age 87, of Salem, Oregon, passed away on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023. She was born in Silverton, Oregon as Ann Marie Dahl, daughter of Anton & Petra Dahl, and was the youngest child in her family with three older brothers. Ann grew up in the Silverton and Salem areas, attending and graduating from Silverton High School in 1952. She was married to her beloved husband, Homer K. Rue for 68 years. Homer and Ann Rue were married in 1954 and raised five children together. 

Ann was active in her church with many bible study and fellowship groups, taught Sunday School, and spent time weekly baking many brownies for the homeless ministries in Salem.  

She was a shining example of the joy and love of Jesus Christ in the way she lived her life. She nurtured family, friends and neighbors, and everyone else, showing her love for all in countless ways, especially cooking and baking for others. Ann will be remembered for her strong faith and walk with Jesus, welcoming and selfless heart, positive spirit and bubbly personality, joyful presence, beautiful smile, witty sense of humor, unconditional love for her family and friends, wholesome laugh, loving hugs, countless hours spent playing with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, master chef and baking skills, her unending supply of cookies, meals and other baked goods, the organizer of all family events including family birthday parties, beach trips and holidays. She led by example and blessed us all in so many ways. 

She is survived by Homer Rue; five children and their spouses: David & Jill Rue, Ross & Patty Davey, Tim & Trisha Rue, Jim & Melissa Salchenberg, and Rob & Susan Rue; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank Rosewood Court Residential Care staff for taking care of Ann in her latest years and days in their memory care facility. They loved her and cared for her like their own family and we are forever grateful for their kindness, love and care that was provided.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to Rosewood Court Residential Care at 4254 Weathers St. NE, Salem, Oregon 97301, 503-585-4602.  

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