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Ruth Lorraine Wojahn
(September 17, 1920 - October 13, 2012)

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Senator Ruth Lorraine Wojahn, 92, passed away on October 13, 2012, in Tacoma, WA.

She served 32 years in the Washington Legislature as a Representative and Senator for the 27th legislative District, Tacoma.

Senator Wojahn is survived by her son, Mark (Sandra), grandsons, Rian and Grant (Addie) and granddaughter, Ava.

She was known as a fierce advocate for women, children, the poor, as well as, the city of Tacoma and Pierce County. She played an instrumental role in establishing the University of Washington, Tacoma.

In lieu of flowers and to honor her commitment to UW Tacoma, her family asks that memorial gifts be made in Lorraine’s name to the UW Tacoma Scholarship Fund, c/o the University of Washington Tacoma, 1900 Commerce Street, Box 358432, Tacoma, WA 98402. For more info, call 253-692-5641.

Private family services will be held. Arrangements by Tuell-McKee Funeral Home, 253-272-1414. Please sign online guestbook www.tuellmckee.com.

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