Ruth M. Bouchard, 88, of Ennis passed away Aug. 27, 2009, in Bozeman.
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Ruth was born Aug. 28, 1920, in Ennis to Max and Rosebud (Woodin) Matzick. She was raised at the fish hatchery in Sommers on Flathead Lake and later graduated from Ennis High School in 1938. In 1939, she moved to Cutbank.
During World War II, she worked at Prince Rupert, B.C., for the United States government. She later moved to Great Falls, where she worked for Home Oil and Refinery and then was transferred to Spokane, Wash., to work for Phillips Petroleum.
She married Edmund Bouchard Aug. 29, 1959, at Williams Lake, B.C. They then lived in Ogdensburg, N.Y. Upon retiring, they returned to Ennis in 1970. She was a member of the Madison Valley Women's Club.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Maxine Keup and Ethel Lahr, and a nephew Bruce Lahr.
She is survived by her husband Edmund Bouchard of Ennis, nieces and nephews William Keup, Karyl M. Beattie, Kari Rinesmith, Kristeen Keup, Loretta Lahr and Dennis Lahr.
Memorials are preferred to the Madison Valley Senior Citizens.
Memorial services will be held Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 11:00 a.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Jeffers with Rev. Karen Hall officiating. Interment will follow in the Madison Valley Cemetery in Ennis.
K&L Mortuaries & Crematory in Ennis is assisting with arrangements.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Aug. 30, 2009