March 3, 1930 - April 2, 2005Ruby Jewel White, 75, a resident of Baker Valley, died Saturday, April 2, 2005, at her home. Funeral services were held Friday, April 8, at the Coles Funeral Home in Baker City. Private interment followed at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Ruby Jewel White was born March 3, 1930, to Raymond and Kristen Sanders at Shoshone, Wyo. She attended school in Canyon City, Prairie City, Belshaw Dist. 20 and graduated from Grant Union High School.
She worked for Smith Brothers Moving and Storage and then for Ellingson's Timber and Ellingson's Lumber, in Baker City, retiring in 1994 after 35 years.
Mrs. White lived for her family and friends. She played the piano, watched and fed the birds, but most of all loved to hunt, be it for for rocks, mushrooms, deer, elk, shed horns or even the missed potatoes in the fields.
Mrs. White is survived by two sons: Doug White of Baker City; Dave White and his wife Bev of Baker City; one granddaughter; one grandson; one great-granddaughter; and two brothers, Ray Sanders of Ontario and Jim Sanders and wife Lee of Baker City.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 47 years, Duane White.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Powder River Sportsman's Club - Youth Education Hunting Challenge, through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place Street, Baker City, OR 97814.