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From: "Vera Reeves" <>
Subject: [ARIZARD] Ruby Shiflett obit
Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2009 19:01:19 -0500
A lot of family information in this one.
> Ruby Shiflett
> Our Beloved Ruby, age 83, left this earth on July 5, 2009. She passed away
> peacefully in the loving arms of her girl, Danielle. Ruby Mae Hastings was
> born on April 30, 1926, to John Arch and Annie (Ferguson) Hastings in
> Izzard County, AR. As a young girl, she moved with her parents and four
> brothers, Wick, Dick, Truman and Boyce, and her three sisters, Opal,
> Eunice and Loulla Mae, and lived out the rest of her life in the Wenatchee
> area. She received her education in the Wenatchee School system and spent
> over 35 years of her adult life as a Sorting Supervisor at Stemilt
> Growers, Inc.; a job she truly loved and where she met many life-long
> friends. She met and later married Tom Shiflett on August 13, 1950, and
> together they raised five children, Butch, Steve, Peggy, Lucky and Debbie
> and later helped raise their first born granddaughter, Danielle. Ruby's
> children and grandchildren were the light of her life. Along with her
> husband, Tom, Ruby was very active in 4-H and FFA and !
> spent many hours over the years at the Chelan and Douglas County Fairs,
> watching them show their animals. Her home and family were very important
> to her and her unconditional love for them was extraordinary. Ruby and her
> husband, Tom, made many wonderful friends over the years, and enjoyed
> getting together with their families, visiting or going camping and making
> many happy memories that will always be treasured. They also enjoyed a
> good night out at the Eagles, socializing and dancing the night away, or a
> good potluck dinner at the Grange Hall. Over the years, they made many
> memories, which all involved will keep close to their hearts.
> Ruby is survived by her husband, Tom, of the family home; one brother,
> Boyce (Marie) Hastings; one sister, Loulla Mae; her children and their
> spouses, Steve (Jane) Shiflett, Peggy McDougall, Lucky (Vi) Shiflett and
> Debbie Ercanbrack; her grandchildren, Danielle (Wayne Gibbs) Shiflett,
> Stephanie (Vern) Matthews, Seth (Mary) Shiflett, Shannon (Nate) Merz,
> Thomas Ercanbrack, Michael (Jacqueline) Shiflett, Will Shiflett, Pat
> (Julie) Lopeman and Kristina Fry Shiflett; and great-grandchildren, Garett
> and Cash Matthews, along with twin babies due in September. Ruby was also
> blessed with many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren, whom
> she loved like her own. Her numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and
> friends gave her countless hours of joy and always held a special place in
> her heart. Ruby was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved son,
> Michael Butch Shiflett; her brothers, Wick (Lois) Hastings, Dick Hastings
> and Truman Hastings; as well as her sisters, Eun!
> ice and Opal.
> Ruby was treasured and loved by all who had the pleasure to meet her and
> will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
> A Graveside Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 10, 2009, at
> the Stemilt Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Telford's Chapel of the Valley,
> East Wenatchee.