Class of 1942

Ruby Mae (Milliron) Stevenson

October 26, 1923 – November 1, 2006

Ruby Mae Stevenson, a 50-year resident of Cedarville, passed away Nov. 1, 2006, in Cedarville, CA of natural causes. Mrs. Stevenson was age 83 years. Services were held Monday, Nov. 6, at the Cedarville Community Church, followed by a graveside service at Cedarville.

Born Ruby Mae Milliron in Perry, OK, on Oct. 26, 1923, she graduated from Perry High School. On May 27, 1944, she married Joseph Harley Stevenson in Redding, CA. The two had been married 62 years and operated their family ranch together. Mrs. Stevenson took pride in her role as a mother, wife, and homemaker. She worked hard on the books, helped run the family ranch, and above all, enjoyed being with her family. She nurtured her children, instilled a love of music in them, and was very proud of and supportive of their individual talents. She was also an accomplished gardener, still planting a large garden into her 80s. During her later years, she enjoyed sewing unique quilts for her grandchildren, arranging flowers, doing family genealogy, and lapidary work.

She was a member of the Cedarville Community Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 7888, and Modoc County CowBelles, later named Modoc County CattleWomen.

She is survived by her husband, six children,16 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and two sisters. She was the youngest child of William and Ida Milliron, formerly of Perry, OK, and was preceded in death by one sister and four older brothers. Memorial donations may be made to the Community Church in Cedarville. Services were under the direction of Kerr Mortuary.