RuthAnn May, 86, of Renton, WA, went to be with the Lord on March 4th, 2020.

RuthAnn was born in Carnation, WA, on January 27,1934. The second born of four children, she was raised in Carnation and was educated in the Tolt School District. RuthAnn enjoyed living life, had a great sense of adventure, and possessed a witty sense of humor. She worked outside of the home for many years, but her greatest joy came from raising her children.

RuthAnn enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She was always up for an adventure, loved taking road trips, and visits to the Westport property. RuthAnn was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church and often took her grandkids to Camp Meeting at the Auburn Adventist Academy. RuthAnn was an amazing cook and the family always enjoyed her apple pies, deviled eggs, and fried chicken.

RuthAnn will always be remembered as “Ramblin’ Ruth.”

RuthAnn was preceded in death by her parents, Dorothy and Lonnie Portwood, sister, Dorothy Burnside, son, Gary Connell, Robert, and daughter-in-law, Marta Connell. She is survived by her husband of fourteen years, Lawrence Perrigue; sister Florence (Don) Waterhouse of Carnation; brother, Herman Portwood of Carnation; children, Greg Connell of Wyoming and Gerald (Stacy) Connell of Carnation, Cheryl, Chris, Sam, Tim, Mary and Shelia; grandchildren, Rena Haribson, Ryan (Vicki) Connell, Chris Penaluna, Mandy (Todd) Shinn, Amy (Jake) Koehnen, and Anita Brennan; ten great-grandchildren; and many loving in-laws, nephews, nieces, and friends.

Memorial services will be announced at a later date.

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