Ruby Alice Shipp, 88, passed away peacefully on June 24, 2020, at home in Eugene, Oregon.
She was born July 13, 1931, in Davenport, Washington, to Shirley Ray and Alta (Odgers) Miller. Ruby spoke fondly of growing up in Connell, Washington, with her siblings. After graduating from Connell High School, she moved to Coquille, Oregon, where much of her family had recently relocated.
Married to Claude Shipp, on June 18, 1955, they lived in the Eugene/Springfield area for the next 59 years, before his passing in March of 2015. Together they raised four children and Ruby stayed busy with their pursuits, as well as gardening, canning, quilting and volunteer work. She also spent many summers in Chase’s bean fields, making sure her children behaved themselves.
Ruby is preceded in death by her husband Claude; her sister Leona Bumgardner of Pasco, Washington; and her three brothers, Ray Miller of Connell, Washington, Richard Miller of Coquille and Louis Miller of Pasco..
She is survived by her children, Robert Shipp, and his wife, Linda, of Springfield; Kathy Cook and her husband, Scott, of Creswell; Craig Shipp and his wife, Becky, of Puyallup, Washington; Ann Carte and her husband, Ken, of Eugene; as well as four sisters living in Washington, Elaine Braaten of Tacoma; Phyllis Steinert of Selah; Dorothy Greenough of West Richland; and Donna Botelho of Tacoma. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, two great-great granddaughters and numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Andreason’s Cremation and Burial. No formal service is planned.