Ruth Violet (Roeder) Vanderslice


On January 26, 2013, Ruth Violet (Roeder) Vanderslice, 86, passed away in Centralia at her daughter’s residence. Her husband, Robert ,preceded her in death in 1991. She was born in the Bronx, New York City, on November 25, 1926, to Ethel Lytle and George W Roeder.

She is survived by a sister, Dorothy (Richard) Morrissey of Davis, California; a son, James of Federal Way; and daughters, Janet (Gary) Door of Edgewood, Judy (Greg) Welsh of Centralia and Jean (Frank) Gardiner of Black Diamond; six grandchildren and four great-grand children.

Ruth graduated from Wagner School of Nursing in Staten Island and married Robert Vanderslice on August 3, 1946, at the family home. She moved to Raymond, Washington where she raised her four children while working at the New Riverview Clinic, Raymond High School and later at the Willapa Harbor Hospital in South Bend. She later moved to Cosmopolis where she work at Grays Harbor Community Hospital and completed her nursing career at St. Peters Hospital in Olympia.

Ruth was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Olympia. Ruth also was a member of the Daughter’s of the American Revolution and enjoyed researching her ancestral family history. She enjoyed traveling and cruising around the world having visited five of the six continents. She also enjoyed gardening, shopping and spending time with family and friends.

Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimers Organization. A graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 31, 2013, at Forest Memorial Garden in Olympia.