Ruth Carey, age 81, of Cambridge passed away July 6, 2008 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, July 9th at North Isanti Baptist Church with Pastor Jonathan Larson officiating. A time for visiting will be held 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to North Isanti Baptist Church.
Ruth Lucille Carey was born September 24, 1926 in Interior, South Dakota to Guy and Ada Tyree. When she was 6 years old her family moved to Minneapolis where she was raised and attended school. On September 28, 1946 she married Homer Carey. They made their home in Brooklyn Center for many years. They moved to Arkansas for 5 years and then 8 years ago they moved to Cambridge to be closer to their family. Ruth was best known for her knitting, especially slippers with tassels. She was a great homemaker, cook and baker, making chocolate chip cookies, grilled cheese and malts. Ruth had volunteered at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale for several years. Ruth was a devoted and loving wife to Homer. They were an example for her whole family by showing what real love is.
Ruth is survived by her husband, Homer of Cambridge; 2 sons, Rodger (Katherine) Carey of Blaine, Jeffrey (Claudia) Carey of Ham Lake; 5 grandchildren, Patrick (Airi), Christopher (Angie), Paul (Melissa), Kelly Ruth and Marc; 7 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Helen (Hestle) Wray of Joplin, Missouri, Shirley Bakke of Lakeville; by nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.