Ruby Scott - Twin Falls
November 11, 1921 Ruby Arlene Johnston came into the world, the fourth of seven living children born to Marvin and Ada (Wilson) Johnston. Ruby spent her first years in Kansas before the family moved to Eastern Colorado and attended schools in Washington County
In May of 1940 she married Robert Ray Scott in St. Francis, Kansas. The young couple took up farming near Cope Colorado. There were three daughters born to the couple, Aridith in 1942, Meredith in 1944 and Sandra in 1945.
Living in Idaho had always been a dream of Ruby's. In April of 1947 the young family sold their farm machinery and stock, packed some furniture in a small green wooden trailer and hooked it to the car, put the girls in the back seat and headed for Twin Falls County Idaho.
They fell in love with all that Idaho had to offer and enjoyed hosting visits from their Colorado and Kansas relatives. Their daughters were enamored of all the canals, streams, rivers and abundance of water. Family picnics were a part of every summer in remote and unusual locations such as Silver City, a mining town reached by a one lane gravel road.
Rob & Ruby always took visiting relatives to see the sights of Shoshone Falls, the amazing canyons, and of course Balanced Rock was always on the scenic tour. They farmed in several different locations over the years before retiring on an acre of land southwest of Buhl naming it ‘Senile Acre'.
When they bought the house and one acre in 1980 there was a huge Poplar tree and one Russian Olive tree. Being the kind of people they were they couldn't stand unproductive soil. Within a few years there were apple, peach, apricot, plum and walnut trees producing much more than two people could possibly use. A large vegetable garden was planted each year, always more productive than the year before. They shared the excess with anyone that enjoyed Mother Nature's bounty. Ruby canned anything and everything over the years. Ruby also enjoyed her flowers and had beautiful flowers anywhere she lived. Roses and Iris always seemed to grow bigger and better for her.
In 1990 she and Rob celebrated their 50th anniversary with their three daughters and two son in-laws in attendance. A few months later Meredith passed away unexpectedly leaving a terrible void in their lives.
Ruby is survived by Aridith (Hubert) Monzel of Burlington, Wisconsin and Sandra (Fred) Schaer of Buhl, and a special "adopted" daughter Connie (Fred) Thatcher of Ogden Utah, three grandchildren, five great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her daughter Meredith in 1991, her husband Rob in 2008 and her brothers, Lowell, Marion, Keith, Kenneth and Carrol and her sister Lois Johnston Harmon Seifert.
No funeral services are planned. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Farmer Funeral Chapel in Buhl.