Ruth Elizabeth Smith (Lembke), 84, of Sequim, Washington died Dec. 25, 2012 at Olympic Memorial Hospital in Port Angeles, Wash.

Ruth was born in Massillon to Otto and Erna Lembke. She was raised there and went to nursing school at Mt Sinai Hospital in Cleveland where she met her husband, John. They married in 1949 and she worked as a registered nurse while he went through college after his military discharge. They started their family in 1952 and moved to Hudson in 1965. Their children, Sid, Kathe and Brian all graduated from Hudson Sr. High.

Over the years, Ruth was active in Girl Scouts and band boosters, worked at Ravenna General Hospital and cared for her own mother at home. Ruth and John moved from Hudson to Sequim Washington in 2006 to be closer to some of their family although she always loved her Hudson neighbors and community. She passed away with family at her side.

Ruth is survived by her husband of 65 years, all three of their children and their families including six granddaughters and two great-grandchildren.