Ruth Deveraux (1916-2001)
Posted By: Patrick Turner (email)
Date: 2/25/2003 at 00:03:33
Thursday, December 20, 2001
In Memory: Ruth Mortensen Deveraux
Ruth Berniece Mortensen Deveraux, 85, died December 8, 2001 at St. John's Nursing Home in Billings, Montana.
She was born January 4, 1916, on her grandparents' farm near Neola. She was the first child of Alice Amanda Whitmore Mortensen and Clarence Mortensen.
She moved to Manderson, Wyoming as a teenager and later married O.J. "Red" Deveraux August 19, 1933 in Red Lodge, Montana. They made their home in Greybull, Wyoming before moving to Billings in 1957.
Survivors include her husband, Red Deveraux of Billings; son Gary Deveraux of Hillsboro, Oregon; daughter Phyllis Friesz of Billings; nine grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; seven great great grandchildren; sisters Claretta Whaley, Alice Schnitker and Geraldine Gardner; and one brother, George Soppe.
Preceding Ruth in death were her parents; her stepfather, George Soppe, Sr.; and a brother, Buzz Mortensen.
A private family service was held Wednesday, December 12.
Pottawattamie Obituaries maintained by Karon S Velau.
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