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Ruby Mathella Behunin Chesnut
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Birth: Aug. 10, 1916
Emery County
Utah, USA
Death: Mar. 5, 2007
Utah County
Utah, USA

She was born August 10, 1916 in Huntington, Utah, a daughter of Leonard and Ellen Holt Behunin. She was raised by her father and step-mother, Hazel Shepard Behunin, after the death of her mother when Ruby was four years old.

She married William Clarence Chesnut May 18, 1934 in Lyman, Utah. Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple, May 19, 1953. He died December 16, 1972. She married Frank Sam Santell, October 17, 1974 in Richfield, Utah. He died August 7, 1984.

Ruby was an active member of the LDS Church, serving as a Primary Teacher, Relief Society Counselor and Teacher, Librarian, Visiting Teacher and various other callings. She loved to serve the Lord.

Ruby was very active for many years in the Torrey Town Beautification Program. She helped win the beautification award many times for Torrey Town.

Ruby loved the outdoors and gardening, especially her flower garden. She enjoyed doing handiwork and she was an excellent cook, and good friend and neighbor to everyone.

Ruby is survived by her son, Clay William and his wife, Donna Chesnut of Spanish Fork; daughters: Donna (Deceased) and John Schiwal of Rose Park; Ellen (Deceased) and Bill Rawlings of South Jordan; 12 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; brother: Melvin Behunin of San Bernardino, CA.

(Information has been gathered from several sources, so some of it may not be correct)

Time and energy in research belongs to Find A Grave Memorial# 18469542 and in this case Nancy K, did most of the research and posting of this information. THANK YOU Nancy.

Family links: 
  Leonard Behunin (1886 - 1945)
  Ellen Holt Behunin (1883 - 1918)
  William Clarence Chesnut (1912 - 1972)
  Frank S Santell (1911 - 1984)
  Ellen Rae Chesnut Rawlings (1935 - 2002)*
  Donna Lou Chesnut Schiwal (1936 - 1984)*
  Ellen Lapriel Behunin (1908 - 1908)*
  Leonard Newel Behunin (1909 - 1985)*
  Wilmer Behunin (1911 - 2001)*
  Leslie Merrill Behunin (1913 - 2002)*
  Ruby Mathella Behunin Chesnut (1916 - 2007)
  Ephraim Behunin Pectol (1918 - 1974)*
  Leah Ruth Behunin Bowman (1925 - 1985)**
  Paul Ward Behunin (1927 - 1927)**
  Grant Shepherd Behunin (1929 - 1987)**
*Calculated relationship
Torrey Cemetery
Wayne County
Utah, USA
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Originally Created by: Nancy K (Wilcock) Atwood
Record added: Mar 16, 2007
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Ruby Mathella <i>Behunin</i> Chesnut
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