Ruth Gustafson Henshaw Passed Away

(1938 – 2017)

Ruth passed away peacefully March 28, 2017 with family by her side. She will be greatly missed by so many.

Ruth was born February 27, 1938 to Ernest and Alice Gustafson of Frewsburg, NY.

She attended Frewsburg Central School and Jamestown Community College.

She married Frank E. Henshaw on July 3, 1959 and moved to Arizona. A year and half later they moved and settled in Washington State.

Ruth attended Highline Community College and received her degree as a Registered Nurse. She worked at Valley Medical Center in Renton for most of her career. After that she went to work at Quincy Valley Medical Center until she retired in 2013.

Ruth was generous, kind, and had many friends in many places. She will be remembered for her sharp wit, wry sense of humor, and beautiful smile.

She enjoyed garage sale shopping, reading, solving crossword puzzles, traveling, camping, and cooking new recipes. She loved to try new things and never stopped learning.

Ruth is survived by her family in Washington state. Children; Anne Henshaw, Dara (Kevin) Foley, Michael Henshaw, and Gwyn (Darrell) Ikola. Grandchildren; David Rennick, Katie Garfield, Michael Garfield, Kyle Ikola, Michael Henshaw, Jr. and Morgan Henshaw.

She is survived by her sisters Eleanor Johnson and Florence (Bill) Cass of Frewsburg, NY, D. Jean Emond of Hampton, VA, and sister-in-law Barbara Gustafson of Wake Forest, NC, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.