The photo is of Ruth (left) with her sister, Valara Rigg.

Ruth Abigal Rigg was born 21 May 1904 in Alaiedon Township, Mason, Ingham County, Michigan.  She died 4 November 1998 in Pindale, Wyoming.

Ruth married Walter Jens Paulsen.  Walter was born 22 May 1894 and he died 16 May 1982.


Ruth and Walter had the following children:

1.  Donald Jens Paulsen.

2.  Donna Alwilda Paulsen.


Ruth Abigal (Rigg) Paulsen, graduated from Mason High Schoo, Mason, Michigan l in 1922 and went to Lansing Business University in Lansing, Michigan.  .  She lost her mother the year she graduated from high school, so she kept house for her dad while attending Lansing Business School. 
Ruth met Walter D. Paulsen while living in Lansing, Michigan and at 22 years of age married him.  Ruth was truly a woman of the twentieth century.  She always looked to the future and kept up with the times.  She was a voracious reader, enjoying nothing better than a good book and interested in current events.  She was a wise and intuitive person and keen of mind until her death at 94.  Ruth had lived close to her daughter, Donna, in Pinedale, Wyoming the last six years of her life.  She was loyal to her family and friends.  Ruth volunteered her services for 25 years at Lansing General Hospital, located on Pennsylvania Avenue in Lansing, Michigan.