Ruth Blake

Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2002

Longtime Juneau resident Ruth Blake, 96, died Sept. 10, 2002, of natural causes at the Juneau Pioneers' Home.

She was born in on Sept. 29, 1906, in Kristiansund, Norway. In spring 1916, Ruth immigrated to Juneau, where she lived for 86 years. In 1925, Ruth graduated from Juneau High School. She was studentbody president and a member of the 1925 championship girls basketball team.

She worked for many years as secretary to the director of the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs. She was active in many organizations including the local and state Republican Party, Alaska Pioneers, and Girl Scouting. She was an avid walker and often could be seen getting her daily exercise around Juneau, her family said.

She is preceded in death by her parents John and Thine Krugness, brother John Krugness, and husband Kelly Blake.

She is survived by her niece Thine Lu Bloxham of Hayden, Idaho; nephew John Cochrane of Wayne, W.Va.; three great-nieces and one great-nephew.

No services will be held.

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