Ruby Ione Eliason


October 13, 2021

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Ruby Ione Eliason

Ruby Ione Eliason, 93, passed away Oct. 2, 2021 at her Prairie Ridge home.

Ruby was born Feb. 9, 1928 to Louis and Pearl Johnson.

She grew up on the homestead north of Frazer with two sisters, Opal and Ruth.

The family later moved into Frazer where she graduated from high school and attended beauty school in Minneapolis with her life-long friend, Dorothy. There are many tales that could be told about their time there.

She returned to Frazer and on March 25, 1949 and married the love of her life, Harley Eliason.

Together they raised four children in Frazer. She was a working mother and a devoted farm wife. Many meals were taken to the field and eaten in the shade of a grain truck.

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Frazer and active in Choir and Ladies Aide.

Harley and Ruby loved to travel and were blessed with many trips that included family and friends.

In the mid 1970's they moved to Glasgow, where she was a member of First Lutheran Church and active in choir and enjoyed Wednesday quilting.

She also was a member of the Hospital Guild and loved working in the gift shop.

At least two months of every summer were spent at Flathead Lake - relaxing, fishing and having time with the kids, grandkids and great-grandkids.

She was a playground aide at Southside School for several years. She was tough but always remembered her school kids.

On Aug. 28, 2017, Ruby moved to Pairie Ridge Village.

She spent many hours playing cards with her neighbor, participating in classes and other activities.

To the staff at Prairie Ridge, words cannot express our gratitude for your care of our Mom and the support and love in her final days.

She is survived by three children: Virginia (Trex) Redstone of Fort Peck, Montana, Ruth (Leon) Garfield of Duck Creek, Montana and Michael (Michelle) of Glasgow; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, all of whom she loved dearly.

Preceding her in death are her husband, Harley; her son, Mark; granddaughter, Tracy and her sisters, Opal and Ruth.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 8 at First Lutheran Church in Glasgow, Montana with Pastor Scott Kiehn officiating.

Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery.


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