Ruby Frances Stanger, 79, of La Grande, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at a local care facility. A Graveside service will be held at the Desert Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Irrigon, Oregon on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 1:00pm.
Ruby was born on June 4, 1939 in Whitneyville, Maine to Kennet and Elizabeth (Jones) Huntley. She studied at the South Eastern University and earned a degree in Geology. Ruby was taught how to fly fixed winged airplanes and helicopters at the age of eight by her two uncles that were in the Navy at the time. She flew helicopters while fighting forest fires for the Oregon Department of Forestry. She also owned a sweater shop in La Grande. She made her sweaters on a digital knitting loom and sold them in her shop. Ruby was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints.
Ruby is survived by her husband, Jerry of Kennewick, WA; daughter, Pricilla Stark, and 2 sons; 2 grandchildren and 1 great-great granddaughter.