In loving memory of  Ruth (Giard) Walz: 1933-2022


Ruth (Giard) Walz, 88, passed away peacefully on the morning of July 4, 2022. She was born in northern Minnesota on Aug. 12, 1933, one of 11 children.

In 1949, she married Cyril Walz and they later moved to Washington where they raised their six children in the Battle Ground area. Mother loved her family deeply and always had a soft spot for an underdog. She would always tell anyone who would listen that she was the luckiest old lady ever, because she had little people in her life. And her grandchildren and great-children and even her great-great-grandchildren loved to visit her and get that special ice cream cone. It is a memory that many of them will always have.

She was also very stubborn and never accepted no for an answer even when she fought for years and the answer was still no.

Ruth was preceded in death by her oldest son, Joel, and husband of 63 years Cyril. She is survived by her daughter, Helen Baldwin (Larry); sons, Marvin (Ruth), Bob (Jenni), David (Debby) and Scott; her daughter-in-law, Denise Walz; and numerous grandchildren, great- and great-great grandchildren. 

The family would like to thank Georgine Montgomery, Dejah Walz and Patsy Stamp for the care and help while she was still at home. Also, thank you to Cogir/Glenwood Place for the care and comfort you gave to our mom. 

A celebration of life will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Camas Community Center, 1718 SE Seventh Ave., Camas.