Kenai resident Ruby Hales died peacefully in her sleep Saturday, April 30, 2005. She was 57.
No formal ceremony will be held, per Ms. Hales' wishes.
Ms. Hales was born in Stanley, N.D., on Jan. 5, 1948, the daughter of Ruby and Dudly Williamson. She graduated from high school in 1966 in Roundup, Mont. She moved to Kenai in 1973.
"Ruby had an exuberant capacity for life and always achieved immaculate results with whatever she had. Ruby loved the outdoors and enjoyed camping. She loved to grow flowers and work in her greenhouse. Ruby loved people and was very outgoing, with joy in her heart. Ruby was very close to her family and spent as much time as she could with family and friends," her family said.
Ms. Hales was preceded in death by her father, Dudly Williamson Jr.
She is survived by her mother, Ruby Depriest of Minot, N.D.; four half brothers, Lonnie Bird of Sidney, Mont., Dean Bird of Kenai and Duane and Wesley DePriest of Minot, and their wives and children; five children, Brenda Hanley of Mesa, Ariz., and William Bliss III and wife, Phoebe, Erik Hales, Ryan Hales and Sarah Hales, all of Kenai; 10 grandchildren, Ian Hanley, Tia Hedges and Seth Hedges, all of Mesa, Sarah Jean Bliss, Amanda Bliss, Annie Bliss, Katherine Bliss, William Bliss Jr. and Nichelle Bliss, all of Kenai, and Blade Bush Jr. of Soldotna.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society in Ms. Hales' honor.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.
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