Visitation will take place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, May 13, 2016, at Stevenson Funeral Home in Baker with a Rosary and Vigil Service at 6 p.m.
Ruth Marie H. Wang was born to Paul and Margaret Harlow in Thompson Falls April 11, 1938. While growing up she helped her parents with their timber and dairy farm. She attended school in Thompson Falls where she graduated from High School as valedictorian in 1956.
She started college at Montana State. In 1958 she married Allan Wang on her parents’ ranch. They were partners in every undertaking. She and Allan made their home near Ollie, Mont. where they farmed and ranched.
In 1967 a son, Dean, was born. In 1969 they moved to Baker and built a feed plant, “Wang Feeds”, on the west edge of town. In 1987 they completed the purchase of The Bank of Baker. She was instrumental in the Bank’s operation until her passing. She owned and operated the Fallon County Abstract business from 2002-2008.
She enjoyed playing the piano for Lutheran and Catholic Churches, the Community Choir, and accompanied countless music students at Music Festivals. She taught her grandkids how to play the piano. She enjoyed watching all of the activities in which the grandkids participated. She enjoyed reading, family history, baking, sewing, photography, any and all animals, and above all, her garden and plants. Throughout the years she was active in a number of local civic organizations. The Catholic and Lutheran Churches were first and foremost in her life.
She passed away on Mother’s Day, May 8, 2016 at the Billings Clinic surrounded by family. It was fitting that she passed away on Mother’s Day, as she spent her lifetime being a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother.
Ruth is survived by her husband Allan Wang; son, Dean (Karen) Wang; grandchildren, Lauren, Paul, Katie, and Jacob; brother, Art (Mary) Harlow; nieces, Margaret (Meg) Harlow and Melinda Anakalea.
She is preceded in death by her parents and a baby sister.
In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorials be given to Baker High School Music Department or the Baker High School Scholarship Fund; PO Box 659, Baker, MT 59313.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at stevensonfuneralhome.com.