May 22, 1929 to October 12, 2018 - Sandy resident, Ruby A. Eliason, 89, passed away on October 12, 2018 atHopewell House.

Ruby A. Eliason Sandy resident, Ruby A. Eliason,

89, passed away on October 12, 2018 at

Hopewell House with her family by her side.

Ruby was born May 22, 1929 in Flavel, Oregon.

She graduated from Warrenton High School in 1947.

Ruby was known for being a hard worker and provider

for her family. She worked as a commercial

clam digger alongside her father, John Yeager. She

picked crab at Point Adams and Seaside clam Canneries.

As a young mother she picked cones in the

woods and berries in the fi elds. She was a supervisor

at Iseli's nursery where she often came to work

early to enjoy the quiet. Ruby was a crafter and her

stuffed animals, doilies and crocheted hats were a

favorite at festivals and craft shows.

Ruby traveled to Peru to buy arts and crafts for

her sales over 40 times. She loved Peruvian culture

and food and took family members with her on

those trips. Her last buying trip was in 2015.

Ruby had many interests. She bowled in league

for 25 years. She was an avid Square Dancer with

her husband, Robert Orcutt and they danced at the

Manzanita Pine Grove Community Center. Ruby

loved sewing, crocheting, canning, farming, baking,

tax preparation and gardening. She also volunteered

as a Bluebird and 4H leader. She was a wonderful

mother and made a welcoming and loving home for

her children.

Ruby was a devoted tennis fan and rarely missed a

match. She was teased by family that Nadal was her

"boyfriend" because he was her longtime favorite.

Survivors include her children, Dan Bash of Nehalem,

Margaret Bales of Boring, Julie Dykes of

Sandy, Annie Felizardo of Tacoma, Donna Osorio

of Gresham, Becky Jewell of Sandy and Robin Jacobson

of Sherwood, as well as 13 grandchildren,

15 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her sister Nellie

Cole and her great granddaughter Lisa Bash.

Funeral services will be held on October 27 at

3pm at Sandy Funeral Home with a reception following

at the Sandy Church of the Nazarene. A Private

burial will take place at the American Legion

Cemetery in Nehalem, Oregon.

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