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Ruby I. Mosby

Published on March 2, 2018 6:47PM

Last changed on March 5, 2018 4:04PM



Ruby Loa Carlos Mosby died Feb. 27, 2018, in Pendleton, Oregon at the age of 93.

Ruby was born Nov. 21, 1924, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Diamond George Carlos and Erma Lewis Carlos. She graduated from Redmond High School in 1943.

She attended one year at Oregon State before serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Oregon and Washington. She then attended a year at University of Oregon in Eugene where she met Jerry Mosby.

Ruby and Robert Gerald “Jerry” Mosby were married Aug. 22, 1947, in Eugene. They lived in Newport, Eagle Point, Lakeview and Astoria before moving to Pendleton, Oregon, in 1963. Jerry died in 2015.

Ruby is survived by her six children: Susan Stevens of Taylorsville, Utah, Joyce Mosby of Vancouver, Washington, Jan Mosby of Johnson Creek, Wisconsin, Thomas Mosby of Kennewick, Washington, Loa Mize of Tigard, Oregon, and Eileen Hendricks of Boardman, Oregon.

Ruby was preceded in death by her sister, Elda Resare (2006), and brother Don Carlos (1942), and survived by two sisters, Dovy Landerholm of Vancouver, Washington, and Bonnie Alcox of Baggs, Wyoming. Ruby had 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Ruby loved children. She taught Sunday school and primary classes for more than 40 years. She was a Cub Scout den mother, Brownie leader, room mother and Campfire leader. Once her children were grown, she volunteered for many years at West Hills and Lincoln Grade Schools as a reading tutor. Ruby had a talent for art and learned to oil paint. Her family cherishes her paintings.

Ruby will be buried at Shields Cemetery in Cottage Grove, Oregon, Monday, March 5 at noon with a family service.

Arrangements are with Pendleton Pioneer Chapel.


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