Ruby E. Sullivan, 77, former Potlatch worker

     The funeral for Ruby E. Sullivan of Clarkston will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Malcom’s Brower-Wann Memorial Chapel at Lewiston.
     Mrs. Sullivan, a homemaker and former Potlatch Corp. employee, died early Monday morning at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center at Lewiston of causes related to age. She was 77.
     She was born Dec. 23, 1911, at Weippe to William and Viola Simmons. She attended Weippe schools and graduated in 1928.
     She and Andy H. Sullivan were married at Asotin Oct. 12, 1929. He died May 7, 1976.
     Mrs. Sullivan worked in an ammunition plant at Richmond, Calif., from 1942 until 1944, when she and her husband moved to Clarkston. She worked at Potlatch Corp. as a control panel operator from 1945 to 1955.
     She was a member of Clarkston Women of the Moose and went through every station, eventually becoming senior regent. Mrs. Sullivan also was a former member of the Lewiston Eagles Lodge.
     Survivors include three sons, Jim A. Sullivan of Bothell, Wash., Ron T. Sullivan of Sultan, Wash., and Dan Sullivan of Clarkston; a brother, a Howard Simmons of Spokane; a sister, Mabel Rubedew of Clarkston; 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
     Three sisters died previously.
     The family suggests memorials be given to Moose Heart in care of the Clarkston Moose Lodge, 816 Sixth St., Clarkston.
     Malcom’s Brower-Wann Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Lewiston Morning Tribune, April 5, 1989
Transcribed by Jill Leonard Nock

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