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Ruby Schulthies

Born: Mon., Apr. 9, 1923
Died: Fri., Jun. 14, 2019


6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, Fri., Jun. 21, 2019
Location: Colonial Funeral Home

12:30 PM to 2:00 PM, Sat., Jun. 22, 2019
Location: LDS Lakeview Drive Church

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Jun. 22, 2019
Location: LDS Lakeview Drive Church

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The heart of our family, our beloved Ruby Eloise Cox Schulthies, 96, passed away peacefully with family members beside her on Friday, June 14, 2019. She died of complications of pneumonia at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT.

Ruby was born April 9, 1923, in Sand Springs, MT, the daughter of John Andrew Cox and Lourena Ellen Thomas Dory Cox. She graduated from Garfield High School in Jordan, MT, in 1940, and moved to Oregon shortly afterward.

Dances were the main entertainment when Ruby was young. It was at a dance in Oregon that she met a good-looking band member who played the saxophone and clarinet. She and Avon Howard Schulthies married just a month and a half after Pearl Harbor, on Jan. 23, 1942. They were sealed in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on Nov. 17, 1973.

Less than a month after their wedding, Avon shipped out for basic training in the Army Air Force. The family lived in Oregon, Washington, and Utah before settling in Pocatello in 1951. After her youngest child started school, Ruby worked for nearly 20 years as a secretary for electrical contractor C. L. Electric Company.

Ruby saw a lot of change in her life. She grew up on a farm with no electricity or indoor plumbing and attended a one-room country school. She experienced the Great Depression and World War II, saw Neil Armstrong walk on the moon, and traveled outside the United States to Canada, Mexico, England, Scotland, and Israel.

She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served faithfully in various positions, including compassionate service leader and Relief Society president.

Ruby is survived by her sister Irene Helen Cox Williams, Hermiston, OR; daughter and son-in-law Deone Rae Schulthies and Kenneth Edward Evanson, Holladay, UT; son and daughter-in- law Ronald Avon and Marie Schulthies, Salt Lake City, UT; son and daughter-in-law Randall Dee and Anne M. Schulthies, Tucson, AZ; and daughters Valerie Schulthies and Colleen Schulthies, Fruit Heights, UT.

She is also survived by grandchildren Melanie Evanson (Torrey) Anderson, Kendra Evanson (Jeffrey) Burk, Robert (Tara) Schulthies, Heidi Schulthies (Logan) Bird, Daniel (Marie) Schulthies, Allison Schulthies, step-grandchildren Maria Manring and Mike (Mel) Engleson, great-grandchildren Mikala Anderson (Everett) Davis, Taylor Anderson, Garrett Anderson, Parker Burk, Payton Burk, Porter Burk, Abby Schulthies, and Aidan Schulthies, and step-great granddaughter Alexandra Engleson.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; twin sister Pearl lone Cox; half-brothers Clarence Charles Dory and Keith Arnold Dory; and half-sisters Elma Eunice Dory Morrison and Mabel Adelaide Dory Day.

A viewing will be held on Friday, June 21, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. 4th Ave. Pocatello, ID 83201. The funeral will be held Saturday, June 22, at 2 p.m. at the LDS Chapel on 1440 Lakeview Drive, Pocatello, ID 83201 (just off East Poplar Street) with a viewing before, starting at 12:30 p.m. Interment will be at Restlawn Memorial Gardens, 2864 S. 5th Ave. Pocatello, ID 83201.

The family would appreciate your sharing your memories and condolences at www.colonial-funeralhome.com 208-233 1500.

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Williams Family
   Posted Wed June 26, 2019
The death of your loved one Ruby is one of the most devastating experiences your family will face. At times, the pain of the loss will feel unbearable. Please know that there are friends who care about you and your family during this difficult time and more importantly Psalm 34:18 tells us that "God is near to those that are broken at heart.” We pray that Jehovah the God of all comfort is with your family during this difficult time of grief.

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