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Ruth Bybee Thornley
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Birth: Aug. 25, 1923
Bannock County
Idaho, USA
Death: May 14, 2012

Ruth Bybee Thornley, 88, died May 14, 2012 at Spring Creek Assisted Living in Boise, with her family at her side.

Memorial services will be conducted at Alden Waggoner Funeral Chapel, 5400 Fairview Ave, Boise, Idaho at 3:00 p.m., Thursday May 17, 2012.

Ruth was born in Downey, Idaho on August 25, 1923 to Guy Jefferson and Lareta Bennett Bybee. She graduated from Downey High School in 1942, then attended business school in Salt Lake City.

Ruth married the love of her life, Dub, on October 14, 1946. They lived in Aberdeen; owned the T&K Market, then moved to Pocatello in 1952. Their lives were filled with family, friends and horse activities. Ruth was always at Dub's side participating in the auxiliary associations related to the posse, chariot races, rodeos, all relating to Dubs horses and interests.

Ruth also volunteered at Winnemucca Hospital Auxiliary and the community thrift store, and was honored for her hours of volunteer service. In 1969 Dub joined Simplot Soilbuilders which took them to Blackfoot ID and later to Winnemucca, NV, where they stayed until he retired. In 1987 they moved to Boise to be closer to family.

Ruth and Dub enjoyed ballroom dancing and always eagerly traveled to family functions and sporting events.

Ruth is survived by her three children, Jolene Palmer (Boise), Koret (Korri) Hall and her husband, Arnie (Boise) and Dell Bert Thornley and his wife, Cigdem (Germany). She has five grandchildren, Kathy Joe Davidson (Bryan), Jacque Marlene Smrt (Jim), and Arika Joelle Hall, Alex D Hall, (Mackenzie), Asli Pinar Thornley; and 12 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, Rex and Jack Bybee.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Dub, a son, Randall, a great-grandson, Hayden Hall, sisters, Donna Burton, Betty Austin and brothers, Keith, Gene and Jay Bybee.

The family would like to give heartfelt thanks to the wonderful staff and caregivers at Spring Creek Assisted Living and Idaho Home Health and Hospice for their compassion and loving care of our mother.

In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations in Ruth's name to a charity of choice. Friends and family may call to visit with the family following the service at Koret & Arnie Hall's home at 7840 W Savannah Ct, Boise. 
Family links: 
  Guy Jefferson Bybee (1897 - 1980)
  Lareta Bennett Bybee (1900 - 1987)
  Delbert Henry Thornley (1920 - 2008)
  Keith Sam Bybee (1921 - 1977)*
  Ruth Bybee Thornley (1923 - 2012)
  Jack Lavor Bybee (1932 - 2015)*
*Calculated relationship
Idaho State Veterans Cemetery
Ada County
Idaho, USA
Created by: Barb
Record added: May 16, 2012
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Ruth <i>Bybee</i> Thornley
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Ruth <i>Bybee</i> Thornley
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May you rest in peace.
- Barb
 Added: May. 28, 2012

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