Ruby Fern Busch

May 16, 1917-Dec. 16, 2002

PENDLETON — Ruby Fern Busch of Irrigon, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2002, at Willowbrook Terrace Assisted Living Facility in Pendleton at the age of 85.

She was born on May 16, 1917 in Drumright, Okla., to parents John and Sarah Makey Wilson.

She was raised in Oklahoma and Missouri.

She married Robert L. Johnson and they had three children, Robery, Jerry and Jonetta. She worked in an electric shop wrapping electric motors. She also worked at a furniture factory. She moved to Pittsburgh, Calif., and later married William "Bill" Busch on March 10, 1997, in Martinez, Calif. They moved to Iirgon a short time later and lived there until November 2002 when she moved to Oregon because of her health.

She enjoyed beging read to, playing cards, gardening, flowers, and loved children. She was a member of the Universal Church of God.

Survivors include her husband, Williams Busch of Irrigon; son, Jerry Johnson of Leavenworth, Kan.; daughter, Jonetta Taylor of Roopville, Ga.; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Johnson; son, Robert "Bobby" Johnson; five sisters; and two brothers.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 20, at Smith Funeral Home in Guthrie, Okla. Burial will follow at the Seward Cemetery in Guthrie.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, in care of Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, P.O. Box 289, Hermiston, 97838.

Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in charge of the local arrangements.

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