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Ruby Jewel Stoaks

October 23, 1943 ~ July 31, 2018 (age 74)
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Ruby Jewel Stoaks, 74, a long-time resident of Baker City, OR died July 31, 2018, at her home with her husband, Edward, at her side.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, August 5, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Coles Tribute Center, 1950 Place St., Baker City, Oregon.  A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, August 6, 2018, at 2:00 PM at the First Church of the Nazarene, 1250 Hughes Lane, Baker City, Oregon with Pastor Troy Teeter Officiating the service. Ruby will be interred at Mt. Hope Cemetery directly following the service and a reception will be held at the Nazarene Church Fellowship Hall after the interment. 

Ruby was born October 23, 1943, in Kansas City, MO to Glen and Mary McClard.  She grew up in Kansas City & Cape Girardeau, MO where her father owned and operated radio & TV repair shops.  Ruby was preceded in death by her father and mother and four brothers, three of whom died before they were three years old.

Ruby met her husband, Edward Stoaks, in January of 1961 and they were married in August of that year.  They were happily married just 26 days short of 57 years. Together, they raised four children, Paul, David, Carolyn, and Curtis.

Ruby was active in her church and was loved by those in the nursing home that her husband, Edward ministered to.  Ruby was a student of the Bible and loved to read. When her children were young, she was a 4-H club leader and taught leatherworking.  Later she bought a stretch limousine and founded Baker Valley Limousine which she operated for 10 years. She thoroughly enjoyed carrying her clients on their special occasions and made many friends in the region.  Ruby enjoyed sewing and making quilts and scarves for family and friends.

Ruby is survived by her husband and four children.

Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Ruby to the Northeast Oregon Compassion Center through Coles Tribute Center at 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR  97814.

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