Ruby Pauline (Vanderpool) Grose, 87, left her family Sunday, March 7, 2021. Ruby was a strong sassy lady who lived her life, her way. Everyone who met her loved her. She was always there to comfort you with a tight hug and was never afraid to line you out with one of her “looks” and nice sturdy finger shake. She may have been tiny, but boy was she mighty!
Ruby was born Wednesday, February 7, 1934 at her family home in Leon, IA the daughter of Judson Ivan and Edith Jane (Willis) Vanderpool. She was welcomed home by her older brothers, Oral and Lowell, and sister, Opal. She was later joined by brother, Lloyd “Tiny”.
Ruby married Duane Edward “Bud” Grose on October 3, 1951 in Tingley, IA. To this union four children were born, Kenny Lee, Michael Edward, Teresa Lyn and Donald Ivan.
Bud and Ruby made their home in Ellston, IA raising her family and taking on many titles, mom, farmer, secretary, gardener and later ran the family store. In 1981, Ruby and Bud divorced; she then moved to Glenrock, WY to be with her family. She worked at the hospital in Casper, WY until retirement in 1999. She remained independent and lived on her own until the time of her death.
Ruby was proceeded in death by her parents, Judson in 1981 and Edith, in 1945, brothers, Oral on October 13, 1992, Lowell on January 18, 2020 and Tiny on August 24, 2019; sister, Opal on November 21, 2004; her ex-husband, Bud Grose, on July 24,2019; and grandson, Nicholas Daniel Grose, on January 10, 2016.
She is survived by her children, Kenny (Janet), Michael (Patty), Teresa (Scott) and Donnie (Jamie); sister-in-law, Fran Vanderpool; 22 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren with one on the way; one great-great grandchild; along with many other family members and friends.
Cremation has taken place, the family would love to have you join them Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Grace Bible Baptist Church, 405 South Park Street, Casper, WY for a celebration of life and reception
Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on June 12, 2021 at the Grand River Cemetery. A luncheon to follow at the Kellerton Community Hall.
A memorial to the Glenrock Senior Citizens Center, P.O. Box 783, Glenrock, WY 82637 would be appreciated by the family.
The Gorman Funeral Homes-Converse Chapel of Douglas, WY is in charge of the arrangements.

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