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
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.