Ruth Jean (Worthington) Sargent, 94, a former resident of the Gales Creek community, late of Fieldbrook, California, died Monday evening, February 18, 2019.

Graveside Services will be held on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at the Gales Creek Cemetery, 7675 N.W. Soda Springs Road in Gales Creek, with Pastor Tim Townley, of the Gales Creek Church of God, officiating. Concluding Rites and Interment will follow at the cemetery.

Family and friends are invited to attend a reception immediately following the cemetery rites, to be held in the Fellowship Hall of the Church.

RUTH JEAN SARGENT was born October 24, 1924 in Vernonia, Oregon the daughter of the late Millard Albert Worthington and Zanna Lorena (Van Dorn) Worthington. She was raised and received her education in the Gales Creek community, having been a graduate of the Forest Grove High School Class of 1942.

She was united in marriage to Phillip Sargent on January 8, 1943 in Portland, Oregon. Following their marriage, they resided in the communities of Forks, Washington, Fieldbrook, California, and Redding, California. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip on July 26, 2009 in Redding, California, after celebrating 67 years of marriage together.

She worked in food service for the McKinleyville, Arcata, and Central Valley High Schools. Among her special interests, she enjoyed volunteering in PTA for her children’s school, being a cub scout leader, a campfire leader, gardening in her beautiful yard, and fishing with her husband, children, and grandchildren as well as enjoying many ladies’ bible studies.

Survivors include her children and their spouses, Michael and Katherine Sargent, Catherine and Dann Brauning, of Fieldbrook, California; Janice and Rex Cerro, of Red Bluff, California, her sister, Anne Mazetier of Portland, Oregon. Also surviving are her 10 grandchildren and their spouses, 29 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews, and countless dear friends.

The family suggests that remembrances may be contributions to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 5331 SW Macadam Ave, Portland, OR 97239, in Ruth’s memory.

Joyce Sauber, Anne Worthington Mazetier, and Ruth Jean Sargent stand in front of the Jenny Raines building at the Gales Creek School.