Mother Ruby Loris (Ford)

13 Aug 1924 - 22 Aug 2010

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Mother Ruby Loris (Ford)

13 Aug 1924 - 22 Aug 2010
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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. Af

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Mother Ruby Loris (Ford)

Married: 8 Oct 1944

Orem Cemetery

770 Murdock Canal Trail
Orem, Utah, Utah
United States



Headstone Description

SEALED OCT. 8, 1957

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  • Father Charles Albert Loris
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    4 Feb 1922 - 30 Aug 2015
  • Diane Vervien Loris
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  • Albert J. Loris
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  • Robert C. Loris
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  • Elizabeth Loris
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  • Ruby Theresa Loris
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Obituary for Ruby Ford Loris

Contributor: timothygcross Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years ago

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 Family links: Parents: Lawrence Franklin Ford (1885 - 1962) Vervien Boren Ford (1899 - 1948) Spouse: Charles Albert Loris (1922 - 2015)* Siblings: 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)*

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Life timeline of Mother Ruby Loris (Ford)

Mother Ruby Loris (Ford) was born on 13 Aug 1924
Mother Ruby Loris (Ford) was 15 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
Mother Ruby Loris (Ford) was 17 years old when World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy made a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, intending to neutralize the United States Pacific Fleet from influencing the war Japan was planning to wage in Southeast Asia. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
Mother Ruby Loris (Ford) was 29 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
Mother Ruby Loris (Ford) was 45 years old when During the Apollo 11 mission, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours after landing on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him about 20 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Michael Collins piloted the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon's surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface before rejoining Columbia in lunar orbit.
Mother Ruby Loris (Ford) was 54 years old when Jim Jones led more than 900 members of the Peoples Temple to mass murder/suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, hours after some of its members assassinated U.S. Congressman Leo Ryan (pictured). James Warren Jones was an American religious cult leader who initiated and was responsible for a mass suicide and mass murder in Jonestown, Guyana. He considered Jesus Christ as being in compliance with an overarching belief in socialism as the correct social order. Jones was ordained as a Disciples of Christ pastor, and he achieved notoriety as the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple cult.
Mother Ruby Loris (Ford) was 57 years old when The first launch of a Space Shuttle (Columbia) takes place: The STS-1 mission. The Space Shuttle was a partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft system operated by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), as part of the Space Shuttle program. Its official program name was Space Transportation System (STS), taken from a 1969 plan for a system of reusable spacecraft of which it was the only item funded for development. The first of four orbital test flights occurred in 1981, leading to operational flights beginning in 1982. In addition to the prototype whose completion was cancelled, five complete Shuttle systems were built and used on a total of 135 missions from 1981 to 2011, launched from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. Operational missions launched numerous satellites, interplanetary probes, and the Hubble Space Telescope (HST); conducted science experiments in orbit; and participated in construction and servicing of the International Space Station. The Shuttle fleet's total mission time was 1322 days, 19 hours, 21 minutes and 23 seconds.
Mother Ruby Loris (Ford) was 66 years old when Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation. Ideologically an African nationalist and socialist, he served as President of the African National Congress (ANC) party from 1991 to 1997.
Mother Ruby Loris (Ford) was 77 years old when The September 11 attacks, a series of coordinated suicide attacks killing 2,996 people using four aircraft hijacked by 19 members of al-Qaeda. Two aircraft crash into the World Trade Center in New York City, a third crashes into The Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, and a fourth into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The September 11 attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda against the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The attacks killed 2,996 people, injured over 6,000 others, and caused at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage. Additional people died of 9/11-related cancer and respiratory diseases in the months and years following the attacks.
Mother Ruby Loris (Ford) died on 22 Aug 2010 at the age of 86
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