RUTHANN MAY

RUTHANN MAY

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.


In consideration of how we voice our opinions in the modern world, we’ve closed comments on our websites. We value the opinions of our readers and we encourage you to keep the conversation going.

Please feel free to share your story tips by emailing editor@valleyrecord.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.valleyrecord.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) We reserve the right to edit letters, but if you keep yours to 300 words or less, we won’t ask you to shorten it.

More in Obituaries

Ann Tennant Holland | Obituary
Ann Tennant Holland | Obituary

Ann Tennant Holland | Obituary… Continue reading

Ardelle Irene Gervais | Obituary
Ardelle Irene Gervais | Obituary

Ardelle Irene Gervais | Obituary… Continue reading

Alice "Claire" Loranger | Obituary
Alice “Claire” Loranger | Obituary

Alice “Claire” Loranger | Obituary… Continue reading

Sharon J. Miller | Obituary
Sharon J. Miller | Obituary

Sharon J. Miller | Obituary… Continue reading

Kathleen Buss Swanson
Kathleen Buss Swanson | Obituary

Kathleen Buss Swanson of North Bend WA passed away Wednesday, October 14,… Continue reading

Linda Nicole Perez
Linda Nicole Perez | Obituary

Linda Nicole Perez; loved and trusted daughter, mother, and friend left this… Continue reading

DAVID J. OLSON
DAVID J. OLSON | Obituary

David J. Olson of North Bend passed away on Friday November 6th… Continue reading

John Herman Wieting | Obituary
John Herman Wieting | Obituary

On July 23, 2020, John Herman Wieting, loving husband and father of… Continue reading

Natalie Reynolds | Obituary
Natalie Reynolds | Obituary

Natalie Reynolds | Obituary

Most Read