Ruby Eilene (Thomas) Evans(1918 - 2013)

Ruby was born on November 12, 1918 in Gibbon, Nebraska. The armistice declared and Ruby's life truly symbolized the act of peace. Ruby passed away July 13, 2013 at her home in Colorado Springs.

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents Genoa Thomas and Agnes (Miller) Thomas, two brothers Arthur and Alfred Thomas, and one sister, Opal (Thomas) Moore.

Ruby is survived by two sons, Kit Evans and Jay Evans, both reside in Colorado Springs.

Ruby, a great beauty was fond of gardening and loved to cook and bake as many will attest. Her true passion was playing bridge and her association with many groups, especially the Elks. She will be sadly missed.

Her view of life was always bright and optimistic, a great sense of humor, she was truly spiritual seeing God as ubiquitous, not confined to rigid structures.

Ruby worked along side her husband (Milton) on many different cattle ranches in eastern Colorado. Later on she worked in the Falcon and Peyton School Districts first as a cook, then secretary and financial administrator at Peyton for 12 years.

The Evans family wishes to thank Dr. Netley Desouza and Patty Bush NP of Tuscon, AZ. Also the Center at Centennial, (All their staff and Dr's.) Thanks to Jeff Hunter NP from Sunflower Family Medicine and MA Brittany, your guidance and love was profound. Thanks to KW. from the Medicine Shoppe. Lastly we wish to express our sincere gratitude to Genteva Hospice, their entire staff, Dr's, RN's, and CNA's (Jessica, Nikki, and Jordan). RN Nicole Simmons, you walk with the angels, your compassion, dedication, and love made all the difference.

Ruby's best friend, Evelyn (Gotschall) Ness, when we needed a helping hand you came offering all your love. God bless you.-KE

On November 13, 2013 a Celebration of Life tribute will be held at Unity in the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Rd., Colorado Springs, CO., 80904 from 4:30-5:30 PM.

An open house will follow at Ruby and Kit's home. Call for directions, 719-475-0416.

Sai Ram

Published in The Gazette on Oct. 25, 2013