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Ruth Oppegard

December 14, 2012

Ruth Oppegard, 91, of Big Spring died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at Parkview Nursing and Rehab. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Trinity Memorial Park.
Ruth was born Sept. 11, 1921, in Pennsylvania to Irene and William McBeth. She was a veteran of the army during World War II, serving in the Air Corps. She married Moran Oppegard on Oct. 4, 1945, in Raleigh, N.C. He preceded her in death Jan. 14, 2004. She was a homemaker and a member of Alive In Christ Lutheran Church.

She is survived by one son, Kal Oppegard and his wife Vickie of Sand Springs; two daughters, Jane O’Brien and her husband John of Big Spring and Nancy Hamilton and her husband Keith of Salemburg, N.C.; one brother, Gene McBeth and his wife Stella of Seminole; half-brother, Jack McBeth of Pennsylvania; two half-sisters, Lois Ciletti and Phyllis Teaters, both of Pennsylvania; eight grandchildren, Jeff O’Brien, Jason O’Brien and his wife Jenny, Denver Oppegard and his wife Cindy, Jud Oppegard and his wife Kelli, Ingrid Burgess and her husband Vince, Melanie Hamilton, Amy Oppegard and Whitney Gressett and her husband Caleb; nine great-grandchildren, Cayley Oppegard, Macey Oppegard, Dawson Oppegard, Weston Oppegard, Anna Burgess, Benjamin Burgess, Dylan Aycock, Derik Aycock and Rose O’Brien; and one great-granddaughter due in April.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Alive in Christ Lutheran Church, 2805 Lynn, Big Spring, Texas 79720.

Arrangements are by Myers and Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at

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