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White, Ruby Jewel Sanders Mrs. – Obituary

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Ruby J. White, 75, a resident of Baker Valley, died April 2, 2005, at her home.

Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Private interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery.

Ruby Jewel White was born March 3, 1930, at Shoshoni, Wyo., to Raymond and Kristen Sanders. She attended school at Canyon City, Prairie City, Belshaw District 20 and was a graduate of Grant Union High School.

She worked for Smith Brothers Moving and Storage and then for Ellingson Timber and Ellingson Lumber, retiring in 1994 after 35 years.

Ruby lived for her family and friends. She was always giving, expecting nothing in return. Ruby played the piano, watched and fed the birds, but most of all loved to hunt — be it for rocks, mushrooms, deer, elk, shed horns or even the missed potatoes in the fields.

Ruby’s family hopes that friends will take a few minutes to reflect on their memories of Ruby and share them with others who loved and cared for her.

Survivors include her sons, Doug White of Baker City and Dave White and his wife, Bev, of Baker City; a granddaughter, Jessica White of Star, Idaho; and grandson, Max White of Wesidt, Germany; great-granddaughter, Paige Armstrong of Star, Idaho; brothers, Ray Sanders of Ontario and Jim Sanders and his wife, Lee, of Baker City; and much-loved nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father; and her husband of 47 years, Duane White.

In lieu of flowers and keeping with what was near and dear to Ruby, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Powder River Sportsman’s Club — Youth Education Hunting Challenge (YEHC), which supports local hunter education and activities for the youth of Baker County. This may be done through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 8, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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