Ruth Devon Tanton
Ruth Devon Tanton

May 18, 1938 - December 18, 2020
Born in Elko, Nevada
Resided in Springfield, Oregon

Obituary

Ruth Devon Tanton of Springfield, Oregon passed away at the age of 83 on December 8th, 2020. Devon was born on May 18th, 1930 in Elko, Nevada to parents Reginald R. and Ruth (Kelley) Keirnes. She and David Tanton were married on June 9th, 1955. Throughout her life Devon worked as a model and seamstress at Jantzen, often designing her own clothing, as well as a hotel manager and owner. Devon enjoyed landscaping, ceramics, and was a talented, award winning artist. She was also a lifelong animal lover. Devon was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Devon is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, David; daughter Debbie Helquist; and son Karey Tanton. She is survived by 4 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. A graveside service will be held Friday, December 18th at 1PM at Sunset Hills Funeral Home and Cemetery.

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Cemetery
Sunset Hills Funeral Home, Crematorium and Cemetery
4810 Willamette St.
Eugene, OR United States 97405
2021-01-19T
Graveside Service
Sunset Hills Funeral Home, Crematorium and Cemetery
4810 Willamette St.
Eugene, OR United States 97405
Friday, December 18, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM