GARNER – Ruby M. Taylor, 90, of Garner died Friday, November 11, 2016 at Concord Care Center in Garner.
Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 19th at Faith Lutheran Church in Miller with Rose Visser, Lay Minister, officiating. Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to services.
Ruby Mae Taylor, the daughter of Earl and Noy (Blankenship) Gates was born May 19, 1926 in Alden, IA. She attended various schools in Iowa, graduating from Hayfield High School. On July 30, 1944 she married Wayne Taylor, and together they raised their four children: Howard, Kathy, Pat and Cindy. They began farming on the Taylor farm near Garner, and then went on to farm near Ventura and Clear Lake. In 1966, they returned to the family farm, retiring from active farm life in 1992. In 2002, they moved into Garner where she resided until moving to Cardinal Grove in August, 2015.
She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and WELCA. Throughout the years, Ruby enjoyed baking and cooking for her family, flower gardening and crocheting as well as assisting her husband, Wayne, in finishing the wood products that he made. She participated in various community organizations and activities.
Ruby’s family was her life-long passion. She is survived by her four children, Howard (Marcia) Taylor of Armstrong, Kathy (Joe) Yager of Woodward, Pat (Bill) Haes of Garner and Cindy Taylor of Oceanside, CA; twelve grandchildren, Paul Taylor, Joel (Peg) Taylor, Ryan (Katie) Taylor, Dawn Mather, Brent (Jullie) Achenbach, Sara Achenbach, Josh Yager, Aimee (Chad) Noehren, Thad (Renae) Haes, Amanda Haes, Beau (Jenny) Haes and Tina (Bryan) Maxwell; twenty-three great-grandchildren, Erika Taylor, Spencer, Andria and Paige Taylor, Levi, Kennady and Benjamin Taylor, Chance and Cadynce Mather, Jordyn, Bryce, Jenna and Jaidyn Achenbach, Laura and Jack Noehren, Lilly and Logan Haes, McKinnley and Brayden Haes, Darian (Brittany), Jordan, Dalton and Jalen Lupton; one great-great grandchild, Brandon Cook; her sister, Mildred Johnson of Rockwell; sisters-in-law, Dixie Gates of Ankeny and Arlis Bertelsen of Sheffield; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne in 2006; son-in-law, Paul Sperrazza in 2009; brothers, Harold, Dale and Raymond Gates; sisters and brothers-in-law, Evelyn (Jesse) Busick, Faye (Harold) Kahlstorf and Lois (Chuck) Dayton; and in-laws, Marjorie (Richard) Hopper and Eugene Bertelsen.