Ruby Ham - May 10, 2012
?Ruby Joyce (Blosmo) Ham was a twin born on March 28, 1923, at Seim, S.D., to John and Florence (Sickenger) Blosmo.
?She grew up and graduated from Lemmon High School in 1943.
?Ruby then moved to California and lived with her twin sister, Rilla. She worked at Lockheed on P-38 airplanes and became known as “Ruby the Riveter.” It was during this time she met the handsome guy from Nebraska named Donald Ham.
?Don and Ruby were married Dec. 5, 1943, in California and to this union five children were born: William, Susan, Robert, Kenneth and Sylvia. In 1954, they moved to a farm east of Wauneta. Ruby was a busy farm wife and mother that worked side by side with her husband.
?Ruby was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She also worked many years in Job’s Daughters with her daughters. Ruby was a long-time member of the Wauneta United Methodist Church.
?Imagine Ruby with her camera in her hands and making you smile for a picture. She loved her family very much.
?Ruby passed away Saturday, April 28, 2012, at the Tiffany Square Care Facility in Grand Island, Neb. Ruby was 89 years of age.
?Survivors include son, Bill Ham and wife, Linda, of Bullhead City, Ariz.; daughter, Susan Dunn and husband, Greg, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; son, Bob Ham of Max, Neb.; son, Kenny Ham and wife, Diana, of Wauneta, Neb.; daughter, Sylvia Hanousek and husband, Roger, of Cairo, Neb.; 12 grandchildren, Barbara Hughes, Laura Ham, David Ham, Paula Gardner, Teresa Hall, James Melinger, Micheal Dunn, Christopher Dunn, Jeri League, Erica DeLeon, Don Hanousek and Ryan Hanousek; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Mearl Blosmo and wife, Lois, of Spearfish, S.D.; sisters-in-law, Kathleen Ham and Eula Ham of Benkelman, Neb.
?Ruby was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, in 1996; her parents; twin sister, Rilla, and husband, Harrison Miles; brother, Ted, and wife, Harriett Blosmo.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 7, 2012, 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, Wauneta with Pastor Bonnie McCord officiating.
Pianist was Beth Kollmorgen and soloist was Tony Ham.
Eastern Star rites were by Holly Chapter #233, Order of the Eastern Star, Benkelman.
Casketbearers were Jon Hughes, David Ham, Micheal Dunn, Kip Engell, James Melinger, Christopher Dunn, Noel DeLeon, Don Hanousek, Ryan Hanousek and Mike Hanna.
Honorary casketbearers were Barbara Hughes, Laura Ham, Paula Gardner, Scott Gardner, Teresa Hall, Andrea Melinger, Jeri League, Erica DeLeon and Natalie Ham.
Interment was in the Benkelman Cemetery, Benkelman.
?A memorial has been established in Ruby’s memory.
?On line condolences can be left at liewerfuneralhome.com
Liewer Funeral Home of Wauneta was in charge of arrangements.