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Demaine Funeral Home – Fairfax

10565 Main St, Fairfax, VA

OBITUARY

Ruth Marie Lehman

August 2, 1925August 6, 2019

On Tuesday, August 6, 2019, Ruth Marie Lehman (Spry), loving Wife and Mother of 6 children, passed away peacefully at the age of 94 at her residence of the last several years, The Gardens at Fair Oaks in Fairfax, Virginia. Ruth was born August 2, 1925 in Clark County Wisconsin to Hildegard Augusta Spry (Prange) of Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin and Lloyd Lincoln Spry of Bloom, Wisconsin. She was raised in Granton, Wisconsin where she graduated from High School and then attended St. Joseph’s Nursing school in Marshfield, Wisconsin receiving her Nursing degree. She married Raimon William Lehman of Granton, Wisconsin on June 15, 1946. They raised 6 children while being a career military family, eventually retiring in Fairfax City, Virginia. She is preceded in death by her husband Raimon W. Lehman, sister Marian Burnett, brother Robert Spry, daughter Kay Jonas, and Grandson Bryan Hoopengardner. She is survived by her loving children: Jeannie (Michael) Carruth, Joan (David) Hoopengardner, Raimon W. Lehman, Jr., David (Naomi) Lehman, Larry (Colleen) Lehman and son-in-law Leroy Jonas; dear grandchildren Cherilyn (Michael) McCall, Melissa (Daniel) Saint-Victor, David (Sarah) Hoopengardner,Jr., Stephen (Leslie) Hoopengardner, Anne (Lawrie) Heyworth, Allison (Brian) Carnes, Shannen Lehman, Ginny Lehman, Jeanine Lehman and James Lehman; cherished great-grandchildren Caroline, Olivia, Connor, Emma, Jonas, Emilynn, Tripp, Lily and Taylor; and sisters Bonnie Hill and Nancy Anderson. Ruth enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening, cooking, and being active in her Church. She was an exceptional Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and friend to all. A celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, August 14 at Demaine Funeral Home, 10565 Main Street, Fairfax, Virginia, 22030. Visitation will begin at 5:00pm, followed by a brief service at 6:00pm. After the service there will be light refreshments. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a future date.

  • FAMILY

  • Raimon W. Lehman, Husband (deceased)
  • Kay Jonas, Daughter (deceased)
  • Jeannie Carruth, Daughter
  • Joan Hoopengardner, Daughter
  • Raimon Lehman JR, Son
  • David Lehman, Son
  • Larry Lehman, Son
  • Marian Burnett, Sister (deceased)
  • Robert Spry, Brother (deceased)
  • Bryan Hoopengardner, Grandson (deceased)
  • Bonnie Hill, Sister
  • Nancy Anderson, Sister
  • Ruth also leaves 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren to cherish her memory.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, August 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, August 14, 2019
  • Reception Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Memories

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Edith ( Edie) Oda

August 14, 2019

My sincere condolence to the Lehman Family on the loss of their dear Mom, grandma and great grandma who will love her in their memories for ever may she rest in peace with Raimon at her side.

Ruth and Raimon were wonderful friends with open hearts offering great hospitalit to my late husband and myself as well as opening their hearts and home to our daughter Naomi when she married their Son David. After living several years in Fairfax we returned to our home in the Pacific Northwest when the young couple and Mom and Dad Lehman visited us in the Seattle area for a Holiday and while all the Gents went on a fishing trip to Vancouver Island, Canada Ruth, Naomi and I spend several days visiting the City of Vancouver and all its highlights Ruth had a specially great time since she had never traveled anywhere without Raimon. I am greatful that I had a chance to visit Ruth just about yearly on my trips to visit my grandchildren and their parents she seem to always remember who I was. Ruth "May the Lord Bless and Keep you" I look forward to seeing you in "Heaven". Edie

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY