J Ruth 'Jay' Liles DeShazer
December 2, 1924 - Foster, Texas
April 28, 2006 - Bend, Oregon
Loving Wife & Mother
dau. Elbert & Florence (Brown) Liles
J. Ruth DeShazer of Bend died Friday. She was 81.
A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Lava Lanes Bowling Center in Bend.
Mrs. DeShazer was born Dec. 2, 1924, in Foster, Texas, to Elbert and Florence (Brown) Liles. She married Court DeShazer on Jan. 24, 1948, in Baker City.
Mrs. DeShazer worked as a riveter during World War II. She later worked in restaurants and a jewelry store. She was a member of Riverwoods Baptist Church. She enjoyed bowling and was active in numerous leagues throughout her life. She had also served as a league secretary for many years.
Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Karen Vilhauer of Beaverton and Carolyn Wrobel of Great Falls, Mont.; two brothers, Bland Liles of Paso Robles, Calif., and Roy Liles of Yucaipa, Calif.; three sisters, Johnny Anderson of Midland, Texas, Frances Gladden of San Angelo, Texas, and RaeNell McIntyre of Bakersfield, Calif.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, a sister and a great-granddaughter.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2350 Oakmont Way, Suite 200, Eugene, OR 97401, or Hospice of Bend-La Pine, 2075 N.E. Wyatt Court, Bend, OR 97701.
Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home of Bend is in charge of arrangements.
Source: Bend Bulletin