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By Pat Edwards
For The Chronicle 

Sweet Lorane Community News


October 4, 2018

Today, I want to wish “Happy Birthday” to my beautiful mother, Ruth Kinsman Smith Cody Ward. She would have been 103 years of age today — Friday, Sept. 28. We lost her on Jan. 4, 2012 at the age of 96, but she is so vibrantly alive in my heart that she seems to be with me still.

The year before her passing, she came to live with my sister and me here in the Willamette Valley. She left a husband in Bend who was unable to care for her himself. Mama never wanted to live to be 100. She felt she had lived a good life and did not want to become dependent on others. She was always an el...

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