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Ruth Guinard

Ruth GuinardForestry Pioneer

Ruth was born in North Dakota and went to the Kalispell General College. She started with State Forestry in 1956 and served until 1977. Maurice Cusick remembered her this way: "Ruth Guinard and I worked together for many years. We had a close personal cooperation between us. I couldn't even explain it. My wife, Evelyn, used to say that we could carry on a conversation and knew what each other meant, and no one else could even understand what we were talking about. Ruth could carry on a conversation over the radio and no one could tell what we were talking about but us."  The employees of the Kalispell office said Ruth had a firm, but gentle hand and they loved her.

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