Green River Star -

Ruby Lake


September 27, 2017

Ruby Lake, 76, of Green River, died Sept. 19, 2017, at her home, surrounded by loved ones.

She was born July 29, 1941, in Chloride, Ariz. She was the first surviving child of Willard Thomas Nichols and Violet Evelyn Ross.

Her childhood years were spent in Park City, Utah and she graduated from Park City High School in 1959.

She married the love of her life, Frank John Lake, Nov. 30, 1959, in Salt Lake City. Together, Frank and Ruby had six children.

She was a beloved wife and devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother; her life was centered on her family. Ruby was a resourceful homemaker, and a skilled, self-taught seamstress. She enjoyed working with her hands and using her creativity to sew, crochet, and quilt.

Bowling, swimming and dancing with Frank were some of her favorite hobbies, along with cheering for the Utah Jazz.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Frank; her six children, Chris and Jim Dean and Brenda and Derek Roosa of Green River, Frank and Kathy Lake of Florissant, Colo., Alana and Clark Robinson of Rock Springs, Laura and Lorne McFadden of Omaha, Neb., and Shelly and Scott Chapman of Draper, Utah; 12 grandchildren, Tyson, Ashlee, Samantha, Eric, Kasey, Taryn, Kyle, Frank, Trevor, Clairissa, L.J., Logan, Livia, Shayla and Shaydon; two great-grandchildren, Taelyn and Kayson; two sisters, Barbara and Ron Droge and Evelyn and Rick McConkie of Utah; one sister-in-law, Sue Nichols of Evanston.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, John Nichols.

Funeral services took place Monday.

The family respectfully requests that any donations in her memory be made to Hospice of Sweetwater County, 333 Broadway, Suite 220, Rock Springs, Wyoming, 82901.

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