Gene  Ruark
Gene Ruark

August 28, 1940 - January 22, 2014
Resided in Albany, OR


Gene Ruark, 73, of Albany passed away Wednesday at his home. He was born in Pomeroy, Washington to Lester and Ida (Abel) Ruark. His family moved to Albany where he attended school and graduated from Albany Union High School in 1958.
Gene served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. Gene's career was spent in banking, and he retired as a vice president of Citizens Valley Bank in 1986.

Gene married Karan Norman on July 26th, 1980 in Albany.

He is survived by his wife Karan, son Kent and wife Karla, daughter Angela (Levitt) and husband Tim, son Jaymy, five grandchildren, three great grandchildren, sister June Slaton and several nieces and nephews. During his life he was an avid hunter and loved the outdoors. He especially enjoyed going to his special spot near Roseburg for deer hunting and campfires with his sons. He was preceded in death by son Kevin, daughter Trisha, brother Verle and sister Janice Lauinger.




Willamette Memorial Park
2640 Old Salem Rd NE
Albany, OR US 97321
Monday, January 27, 2014
1:00 PM