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Ruth Arlene (Appleton) Blasdel was born on March 25, 1927 to Clyde and Edna (German) Appleton.
Ruth passed on from this life on October 1, 2016 at Grace Living Center in Buffalo, OK.
Ruth was raised on the family farm in the Paruna community where she attended school and was a member of the Paruna Baptist Church. She had one older sister Pauline. Ruth grew up as a typical farm girl of that era, walking to school through the pasture always keeping an eye out for the bull that lived there. Often she would ride a horse to school and on the rare occasion, her dad would drive her. Ruth went on to attend high school at Selman where she graduated with the class of 1945. One of her classmates at Selman, Cal Ray Blasdel, would become her husband after his discharge from the Army. After high school, Ruth attended college at Alva and returned to teach at the Paruna school.
Cal and Ruth were married on May 18, 1947 and both attended Oklahoma A & M College in Stillwater and then returned to live and raise their family on the Bar V Ranch east of Buffalo. Ruth became a mother in 1955 with the birth of her daughter Gayla, adding son Bryce in 1957, and son Brad in 1962.
Ruth became an active member of the First Christian Church of Buffalo and would live to see her children and grandchildren become members also.
Ruth was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and the Merry Workers extension club.
Ruth worked alongside Cal farming and ranching until their children were old enough to help and Ruth could become the homemaker that provided for her family. Ruth was relieved when in 1975 a rural water line was laid onto the ranch and into the house so she could finally stop having to haul water from town and park that old truck.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Pauline Rogers, her infant son Bart, and her loving husband of 59 years, Cal.
She is survived by daughter Gayla and husband Laurence Jordan, son Bryce, son Brad and wife Kandi, grandchildren Calvin Jordan and wife Malissa, Carson Jordan, Brandi, Bert, and Anna Blasdel, and three great grandchildren. She leaves behind nephews, nieces, other relatives, and friends.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Buffalo, Oklahoma with interment at the Highpoint Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department with Wilkinson Funeral Service PO Box 302 Buffalo OK 73834 as custodian.

Under the direction of Wilkinson Funeral Service Buffalo, Oklahoma. www.wilkinsonfuneralservice.com to sign or send your condolences to the family.
Published on October 6, 2016
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