Ruby Hendrickson

ruby hendrickson
Ruby G. Hendrickson, 89, Ashland, NE, formerly Fargo, ND, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Ashland Care Center, Ashland NE. Ruby Dale was born on April 20, 1926, in Mapleton, ND to Nellie (Stenson) and Olaf Dale. She graduated from Mapleton High School and began working for Western Union in Detroit, Michigan. She married Erven Hendrickson on October 4, 1947, in Moorhead, MN. Erven passed away in 1956. Ruby began working for the VA Hospital in Fargo, ND at that time. Ruby also worked banquets at the Top of Mart in Moorhead, MN. In1960 she started working for WT Grants at the Northport Shopping Center. The store closed in 1970. Later that same year she began working for Fargo Public Schools in the food service department. In 1977, she started working at South High School as a cashier and was there until her retirement in 1988. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Eagle’s Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary, People Living Singly (PLS), Widows and Widowers (WOW), People over 55, and enjoyed playing lots of card games. She is survived by a daughter, Vicki (Ken) Figgins, Omaha, NE; son-in-law, Ken Lien (Sherry), Fargo, ND; four grandchildren: Bradley (Ashlee) Lien, Lindsey (Tim) McDermott, Brianna (Adam) Wachtler, Ryan Figgins and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Erven; daughter, Shirley Lien; siblings, Mabel Johnson, Hazel Kees, Emily Platt, Anard Dale, Harold Dale and an infant brother, Melvin. Visitation: 5-7:00 P.M. Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. Funeral Service: 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. Burial: Mapleton Cemetery, Mapleton ND.

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  1. Sending good thoughts to the family in this time of need. Will never forget the card games with Ruby’s Rules that change every time you played the game with her.

  2. Ruby was the sweetest aunt. Spent many weekends at her home when my mother worked in Fargo, mom would send me on the bus from her job to Ruby’s and she would always be there to meet me. She was such a caring and loving person and her sense of humor was terrific. She really loved my husband Dale who just passed away Feb. 3rd. Whenever I’d talk to her on the phone she would always say “How’s Dale”? Such a sweetheart! Rest in peace sweet lady!

  3. Ruby was such a lovely women with such great wit. No matter what age anyone was, we all loved her. Hugs to all of her family and friends.

  4. Dear Vicki and family;

    So sorry in the loss of your mom. Brenda and I got to know her well when we were doing the catering at the Fargo Legion after I retired from ma Bell. She was a hoot and we had a lot of fun talking and reminiscing.

    We are out in HI for the winter and saw your mom’s passing obituary in the Forum on-line and wanted to send our condolences to you and your family. God rest her soul and please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Ruby was a favorite aunt of mine and I will always cherish the times I spent with her. Her daughter, Shirley and I were the same age, and we spent a lot of time together growing up, Ruby, a widow and single parent, always made me feel welcome at her house when I stayed there. In our later years we’d always make a point of going out for lunch and celebrating our birthdays together. I have really missed our times together since she left to live in Nebraska. I will always have fond memories of Aunt Ruby, and of her being a special person in my life.

  6. My condolences to the Hendrickson family sorry for your loss. May you find comforting God’s promises of soon a world without tears and pain.
    2 Peter 3:13

  7. Dear Vicki and Family

    So sorry to hear about Ruby. She was one of a kind. I so enjoyed our visit with her at the home!

    Love to you all.

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