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Charleen Kaye Ruby

February 05, 1955 - June 09, 2016

RUBY, Charleen K. - February 5, 1955 - June 9, 2016 Charleen was born on February 5, 1955 to Kenneth and Barbara Shoemaker. After a hard fought two-year battle with Lung and Brain cancer, Charleen passed away on June 9, 2016 surrounded by her family and friends. Charleen and her family moved to Spokane, Washington when she was 11 years old and she graduated from Rogers High School in 1973. In 1969, Charleen met Dennis Ruby and they were married in 1971, which was the beginning of her junior year in highschool. Charleen worked for Spokane County Elections for 24 years. After that, she went onto manage NW Beauty Warehouse, as well as was the Area Manager for Beauty Works. Charleen enjoyed camping with her family, fishing, cooking, crafting and traveling, as well as the occasional gambling trip with her lifelong friend, Chris Redmond. Charleen is survived by her husband, Dennis Ruby, children Chad (Wendy) Ruby and Jennifer (Chris) Williams, parents Ken and Barb Shoemaker, sister Shellie (Steve) Thompson, mother-in-law Julia Libby, grandchildren Trenton, Alexis, Ryan, Daxton and Owen, as well as numerous extended family. Charleen's life will be celebrated in a memorial service on June 23, 2016 at 1:00 pm at the Quality Inn Oakwood (7919 N. Division). SEAHAWK ATTIRE ENCOURAGED. The family would like to extend special thanks to the wonderful nurses and staff at the northside Hospice House of Spokane for their care during this difficult period. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Hospice House of Spokane


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