Ruth Ann Salame

Date of Death: 7/12/2018

Ruth Ann Saleme

December 22, 1930 – July 12, 2018

Ruth Ann Saleme, 87, Bothell, Wash., passed away peacefully on July 12, 2018 at Evergreen Health Hospice in Kirkland, Wash., with her daughter by her side.        She was born in Altoona on December 22, 1930, the beloved daughter of the late Ernest and Elizabeth (Schillig) Hooper. 

Ruth Ann was married twice.  She married Ronald C. Crain on October 23, 1954, and he preceded her in death on July 9, 1960.  They had one daughter, Lee Ann.  Subsequently, Ruth Ann married James F. Saleme on March 5, 1983, and he preceded her in death on June 11, 2010.

Surviving are her daughter, Dr. Lee Ann Campbell and son-in-law, Dilip Worah, of Bothell, Wash.; three stepdaughters: Joyce Frank and husband, George, Judy Hymes and husband, Gerald, and Linda Saleme, all of Altoona; and her extended family of eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

She graduated from Altoona High School in 1948 and from the Altoona School of Commerce in 1949. Ruth Ann was a secretary/office manager at Saleme Insurance Services and obtained her insurance agent license in 1975. In October 2012, she moved from Altoona, her home of 81 years, to Bothell, Wash. to live with her daughter and son-in-law. It was their great joy to have her live with them. 

Ruth Ann was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where she sang in the choir for many years.

Ruth Ann loved listening to music, singing, reading, sewing, needlepointing and nature. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family. 

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home, 2309 Broad Ave., Altoona, by Pastor Elizabeth Hess. Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery.

In remembrance of Ruth Ann, a memorial contribution may be made to the American Cancer Society, Blair County Unit, 1004 N. Juniata St., Hollidaysburg, PA  16648 or to the charity of your choice.

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