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James Ruble

February 19, 2017

Green River - James Sisson Ruble, the youngest of the original Ruble clan from the Lucerne Valley, Linwood, Manila and Green River passed away on February 18th at the age of ninety. He was born in Green River September 17th, 1926. His father was Thomas Hayden Ruble, a rancher. His mother, Eva Rebecca Currens was a school teacher. His grandparents, Henry Asney Ruble and Margaret Genieva Shepherd travelled in a covered wagon to their homestead on the Green River, near the Big Island. He spent some summers there and also at Spirit Lake. He attended University of Wyoming, Laramie and majored in law. He however was called away to serve his country. Jim was in the Navy and while on board the USS Hope, en route to Guam, the gentleman that he was, gave up his chair to a pretty lady who later became his wife. That lady was Blanche Mary Langelier and they were wed on November 1st, 1949. They remained married for 54 years until Blanche passed away in 2002. He worked as a union diesel mechanic, plumber, pipe fitter and welder. He also worked for the RAMCO, the Mardian Corp, Vinnell Corp., Revlon, Arizona Power Electric and many other companies internationally. Most of his career was in Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Japan and Saudi Arabia. He is survived by his daughter Linda Arnold, of Monterey, CA; two grandsons Peter Serwe of Los Angeles, CA and Taylor Smyth of Calabasas, CA; two great-grandchildren, Alexander and Zachary Serwe. His local big family consist of a niece, Mari Gean Ruble Campbell and nephews Ray Ruble, Dan Ruble, Arthur Riley, Houston Robinson, Jerry Siler and Lavelle Siler; nieces Lorena Dow, Juanita Ellsworth and Beverly Courtwright; and several great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Eva Ruble, and wife Blanche Ruble, brothers Lamar Ruble, Ivan Eugene Ruble, Thomas Riley Ruble, and Hayden Mack Ruble, sisters Clara Geneva Ruble Robinson and Genevieve Ruble Siler. Funeral services with military honors will be held at 10:00 am Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Fox Funeral Home, 2800 Commercial Way, Rock Springs. Friends may call one hour prior to services. Interment will take place in the Manila Cemetery, Manila, Utah. Condolences for family can be left at www.foxfh.com.
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