Celebrating the life of Ruth Eschenko
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Ruth Alexenko Eschenko was born on the family farm north of Grassy Butte, ND, on January 5, 1928, to Prince and Tena Alexenko.
Ruth was the oldest of seven children; she also had two older step-brothers and five older step-sisters.
Ruth married Fred Eschenko on November 8, 1948, in a double wedding with her sister and Fred’s brother. They lived on a farm west of Grassy Butte until they moved to Big Timber, MT, in May 1962, where they raised their six children. Ruth milked many cows as well as raised a big garden.
Ruth loved her family and children. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She loved baking, canning, and sewing.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, husband Fred, two step-brothers and five step-sisters, three sisters, one brother, daughter Sandi Stevens and granddaughter Brandi Kimble. She is survived by her children; Glenn (Carol) Eschenko and Louise (Bruce) Richert of Big Timber, MT, Noreen (Jim) Click of Worden, MT, Lynn (Susan) Eschenko of Livingston, MT and Lynda (Chris) Schatz of Worland, WY; six grandchildren, eleven great- grandchildren, one brother and one sister.
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West of Big Timber
Big Timber, MT 59011