Ruth F. Bishop, age 103, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2012 at Morton Long Term Care. She was born Sept. 9, 1908 at Haller Lake, Wash., to William Edward and Mary Cushing Fellows. She was a twin. Her twin brother, Wm. E. lived only two months, but she had four older brothers. Ruth married Ralph Waldo Bishop on March 10, 1927 in Centralia, Wash. They had three children, and lived in the Seattle area until his retirement in 1968 when they moved to Morton.
She loved gardening, camping, bowling, bingo and all card games. A loyal Mariners' fan, she attended her first major league baseball game at age 102. She loved her family, and was deeply loved by them. She will be truly missed by surviving family, including daughter Pat (Bob) Watson, daughter-in-law Pat (Ralph) Bishop, and son Don (Lynn) Bishop of Morton.
She is survived by eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild, with another on the way. Besides her parents, and brothers, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband in 1971 and by her son, Ralph in 2008. She was a loving and loyal friend to many, especially to her "second family" at Morton Long Term Care.
A graveside service was held at Evergreen Memorial in Seattle on May 7, 2012. Any memorials may be sent in her name to Eastern Lewis County Hospital Foundation at P.O. Box 1132, Morton, Wash.