Ruth Oneita Reider, 97, of Baker City, a lifetime Eastern Oregon resident, died May 16, 2003, at Meadowbrook Place Assisted Living.
Arrangements are being handled by Gray’s West & Co. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery after a private service in accordance with her wishes.
Ruth was born on Dec. 23, 1905, at La Grande to Ibra Randolph Snook and Frances Arvilla Snook. In 1914, the family moved from La Grande to Haines and then to Baker City in 1917.
Ruth was a 1923 Baker High School graduate. She married Andrew Neal Reider on Aug. 10, 1929. Ruth was employed as a legal secretary, office manager, accountant and lumber salesman during a long business career. Baker Wood Products, the U.S. Forest Service, Phillips-Long Ford and Ellingson Lumber Co. employed her during this period.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Neal; her brother, Gideon Snook; her sisters, Marjorie Young and Marion Luce; her daughter-in-law, Chloe Reider; her nephew, Thomas Young; and her niece, Ruth Ouellette.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Betty Reider of Rancho Palos Verde, Calif.; her granddaughter and her husband, Katrina and Robert Anderson of San Ramon, Calif.; her grandson and his wife, Lindsey and Melissa Reider of Syracuse, N.Y.; her granddaughter and her husband, Gretchen and Daniel Pearson of San Ramon, Calif.; her niece, Louann Riner; her great-grandchildren, Kelly Pearson, Lucy Pearson, Joseph Pearson, Brooks Anderson and Calvin Anderson; four grandnieces and five grandnephews; and 15 great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, May 23, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor