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Ruby J. York

Ruby J. York

Ruby J. York (nee) Walker died on November 19, 2017. A Memorial Service was held November 21. Ruby was born in Cyril, OK on May 20, 1929 to Nora and Edgar Walker. Parents and siblings, Albert and Robert, moved to San Francisco, CA where two additional siblings were born, twins, Lanell and Janell. Ruby graduated from Polytechnic High School in 1946.

She met a sailor, Earl York and were engaged in 1947 and married in Fargo, July 14, 1948 at Pontoppidan Lutheran Church. Children born of this union were Ronald ( JoAnn), Eagan, MN; Jeffery (Kathy), West Fargo, ND; and Cheryl Bracken, St. Louis, MO. Ruby greatly enjoyed her grandchildren, Christopher, Trisha, Eric, Micheal York, Cailey and Alexis Bracken and great grandchildren Harper, Isabella and Ava Ruby York.

In 1973, Earl, Ruby, and Cheryl moved to St. Louis where Earl accepted a new job with the United States Treasury Department. Ruby became a very successful Avon representative over the next 20 years, loving her job and earning and winning awards.

Starting in 2005, Ruby encountered many health problems attributed to diabetes and a heart condition causing much pain over the years. Although many hospital visits and rehab, her strong will prevailed.

Earl was her loving caregiver and truly in sickness and health, lived their vows for 69 beautiful years.