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Ruby Marie Fletcher
February 12, 1936 ~ January 18, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Ruby Marie Lenz Fletcher was born on February 12, 1936, in Cardston, Alberta. Her parents, Della Casson Cahoon and August Lenz farmed in Hillspring, Alberta. She was one of twelve daughters. She met George Arthur Fletcher, a fellow dance instructor, and fell in love. They were married in the Cardston Alberta temple on April 15, 1954. They welcomed four children – Debra Gayl, Darci Marie, Curtis Arthur, and Rebecca Lynne into the world.
She was tragically widowed on August 16, 1961, when George was killed in a construction accident at the Waterton Dam. True to her courageous character, Ruby gathered up her children and moved to Salt Lake City, Utah where she obtained her Bachelor of Education Degree. After graduation, she moved her family to Cardston, Alberta and then to Magrath where she taught until her retirement in 1991.
She never stopped working, even taking extra jobs, to provide for her family and to share gifts with numerous others in need. Ruby had a huge heart. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great great grandmother. She had 19 grandchildren, 68 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren. She would do anything for her family and served them with joyful pride. If anyone was in need, family or not, and Ruby knew, she would reach out to help them. Ruby was a hard worker and was constantly serving others by happily helping them with numerous projects and events. She was artistic and often made beautiful flower arrangements and ice sculptures for weddings or funerals. She was the most giving and least selfish person when it came to helping others. She had many happy years of retirement and died peacefully with family by her side.