Hi Sue, I found the following info: A Maude Ratekin, Last Residence=97310, Salem, Marion Co. died Oct 1967, Born-8 Feb 1894. Her soc. sec. # was assigned in Nebraska before 1951. Source: Social Security Death Index, http://www.ancestry.comhttp://www.ancestry.com.
A Mrs. Maude Ratekin, packer, 1943-44 was listed in the Portland City Directory but no Mr. Ratekin listed. I couldn't read the entire entire listing.
You can contact the Willamette Valley Genealogical Society, http://oregon.gov/OSL/GRES/genealogy.shtmlhttp://oregon.gov/OSL/GRES/genealogy.shtml and ask if they have access to death records other than from the State.