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Ruby Charlotte Gatchell Clendenin
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Birth: Oct. 14, 1917
Granite Falls
Yellow Medicine County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Dec. 19, 2009
Codington County
South Dakota, USA

Ruby C. Clendenin, age 92, of Watertown, SD, passed away on Saturday, December 19, 2009 at a local care center. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Watertown with The Reverend Steven Bailey officiating. Steve Huntington was the soloist accompanied by Bruce Reinhardt. Interment in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Watertown, SD.

Honorary Pallbearers were CPL Paul Clendenin (Camp Dwyer-Afghanistan), Dr. Ed and Ann Larson, Henrietta Sleaper, Ornie Alness, Ruby's nieces and nephews and the staff at Jenkins Living Center.

Active Pallbearers were James Clendenin, Jr., Howard Gatchell, Scott Lentz, , Gene Mack, Dave Stricherz and Dave Farrell.

Ruby Charlotte Clendenin was born on October 14, 1917 to Ira and Clara (Nolton) Gatchell in Granite Falls, Minnesota. The sixth of eight children, Ruby grew up on the family homestead on the Minnesota River near Granite Falls. She worked on the home farm and other neighboring farms until her marriage.

On August 12, 1955 she married Frank Clendenin in Sisseton, SD. The couple moved to Watertown, where Ruby worked as a housekeeper and then in central supply at the Memorial Hospital until her retirement in the late 1970's. Ruby then provided day care for her three grandchildren. Her husband, Frank passed away on April 26, 2007.

Ruby enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, Rachel, J.J. and Paul. She also enjoyed her flowers, gardening and canning. She always enjoyed a good laugh.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frank; and seven brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her son, Jim (Vina) Clendenin of Watertown; three grandchildren, Rachel Clendenin and her fiance', Dave Farrell of Cavour, SD, J.J. (Nikki) Clendenin of Watertown, and Paul Clendenin stationed in Afghanistan; one great grandchild, James; one brother-in-law, Ornie Alness and several nieces and nephews. 
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  Frank R Clendenin (1912 - 2007)
Mount Hope Cemetery
Codington County
South Dakota, USA
Created by: Barb Jones
Record added: Apr 07, 2012
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Ruby Charlotte <i>Gatchell</i> Clendenin
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