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Ruby Doss

August 11, 1925 — July 26, 2019

Ruby E. Doss age 93 of Sioux Falls, SD passed away Friday, July 26, 2019 at Prairie Creek Assisted Living in Sioux Falls.

Ruby Erna Thom was born on September 11, 1925 in Edgeley, ND to Herman and Malvena Thom. She grew up and attended school at Edgeley.

On February 14, 1950 on Valentines Day, she was united in marriage to Erwin Doss of Edgeley. Their home was a farm near Breckenridge, MN. In 1960, they sold the farm and moved to Audubon, MN where they continued farming until 1970. The family then moved to Sioux Falls, SD where Erwin worked in the maintenance department of Sioux Valley Hospital, now Sanford Health, and Ruby was a childcare provider.

Ruby always enjoyed working in her garden and attending her variety of flowers. She had a green thumb when it came to plants. Ruby also enjoyed acrylic picture painting during the winter months.

The most important parts of her life were her family and her Lord and time spent with them. Ruby was a life-long member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

She is survived by her two sons, Erwin (Carolyn) Doss, Jr. of Sioux Falls and Clay (Collette) Doss of Sioux Falls; four grandchildren, Susan Colby of Volga, SD, Gregory Doss of Harrisburg, SD, Clay (CJ) Doss of Jasper, IN, Tiffany Doss of Staunton, VA; seven great grandchildren, Skyler, Makayla and Kylee Doss; Jackson and Jacob Heidelberger; Bree and Dash Doss; one sister, Myrtle Wessels of Fergus Falls, MN; and one brother, Wilford Thom of Jamestown, ND; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her  husband, Erwin in 2000; parents; and five sisters.

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Friday, August 2, 2019

Starts at 2:00pm (Central time)

Seventh Day Adventist Church

7100 E 26th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57110

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