Obituary for Ruby Ford Loris
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Ruby Ford Loris, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother went to the arms of her Savior on August 22, 2010, peacefully in her Orem home.
Ruby was born in Wallsburg, Utah on August 13, 1924 to Lawrence and Vervien Ford. She attended schools in Provo, Utah, and worked at the Provo Hospital. After school she went to San Francisco to work as a welder on the Liberty Ships. Later she joined the Women's Army Corp (WAC) and became a surgical technician.
Ruby met and then married her soul mate, Charles A. Loris, while she was in the Army on October 8, 1944 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana and was later sealed to him in the Salt Lake Temple on October 8, 1957. Ruby and her husband raised 5 children, Albert, Robert, Theresa, Diane and Elizabeth in the house that they built in Orem, Utah.
She was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and fulfilled many callings in the Primary, Sunday School, and Relief Society. With her husband she started the Cub Scouts in the Provo 20th Ward. She was a 4-H leader and helped numerous girls start a good life.
Ruby was a wonderful seamstress and loved to crochet. She made beautiful Afghans and blankets for all of her children and grandchildren who still cherish them. She worked at the Barbizon for 13 years. She helped her girls make clothes, quilts, and other things that they needed to make their lives easier.
After Ruby retired, she and Charles traveled all around the United States and then started to venture around the world. Some of the places that they enjoyed visiting were Israel, Russia, Jerusalem, and all of Europe. She loved to camp in Arizona near the Mexican border where she loved the people and tried to help them in many ways.
Ruby is survived by her loving husband Charles A. Loris; sister Nora Donaldson; children: Albert (Susanne) Loris, Robert (Theressa) Loris, Theresa (Brent) Spackman, Diane (Mark) Mott, and Elizabeth (Bobby) Sanders; 22 grandchildren and 65+ great grandchildren. Ruby will be missed by all those that loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters: Maisie, NeDean, and Joyce, brothers: Arnold and LaVell.
The Loris Family would like to thank Harmony Health and Hospice of Orem for their caring support and help, without which we would not have been able to enjoy her last days with us.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday August 26, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Hillcrest 6th Ward Chapel 800 E. 1000 S., Orem. Friends and family may call Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary, 495 South State Street, Orem, and also Thursday from 9:45 to 10:45 am at the ward chapel. Interment will be in the Orem City Cemetery with military rites performed by VFW District #4.
In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the Missionary Fund of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints or Harmony Health and Hospice of Orem in behalf of Ruby Ford Loris.
-Daily Herald (Utah Valley), August 2010
Lawrence Franklin Ford (1885 - 1962)
Vervien Boren Ford (1899 - 1948)
Charles Albert Loris (1922 - 2015)*
Maisie Ford Eades (1922 - 1986)*
Ruby Ford Loris (1924 - 2010)
Arnold Boren Ford (1926 - 1990)*
Nedean Ford Massaro (1929 - 1996)*
LaVell Ford (1931 - 1933)*
Joyce Ford Hodgkinson (1936 - 1957)*