August 22, 1935 – November 10, 2021
A funeral service for Ruth Ann Champayne will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, November 19, 2021 at Amling-Schroeder Funeral Services, 125 8th St. SW, in Bandon, Oregon.
Ruth was born August 21, 1935, in Perryville, Arkansas, the daughter of John W. Demorest and Lillie Ann Mae (Rorie) Demorest. She passed away November 10, 2021, in Coos Bay.
She moved to Oregon at a young age with her family. She spent many years in Douglas County before moving to Bandon, Oregon where she met the love of her life Jack Champayne.
She was an avid artist and she painted clocks that featured the Bandon Lighthouse and oceans scenes and they were sold all around the world. She had a love for music, which included singing with her husband Jack at the local VFW hall.
She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved being surrounded by family. She enjoyed planting flowers and growing her own vegetables, canning, painting, and collecting autumn leaves. She had a love for holidays, especially Christmas time with her family.
Ruth is survived by her daughters, Sandy Barkley of Coos Bay and Rhonda and John Haga of Bandon; sons, David Grable of Coos Bay, Doug and Sandy Dane of Bandon, and Jerry and Lotus Grable of Bandon; grandchildren, Christina Freeman, Jason Tavernier, Melissa Gaston, Seth Haga, Jared Haga, Jonathan Stinnett, Barry Stinnett, Codey Grable, Brady Dane, Lucas Dane, Mackenzie Dane, Emily Cotter, Tammey Grable, and Michelle Brinkley; great-grandchildren, Portia McAnally, Amanda Ott, Haylee Tavernier, Ashlee Tavernier, Kermit Gaston IV, Julia Gaston, and numerous other great-grandchildren; sister, Lacel Thurber of Arkansas; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Champayne; parents, John and Lillie Demorest; daughter, Peggy Stinnett; grandchild, Jerry Jo Grable; sisters, Johnnie Sue Greer, Joan Demorest, Jean Demorest, and Judy Cheesman.
Arrangements are under the direction of Amling-Schroeder Funeral Services.