GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                                                                        Tuesday, June 18, 2002

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Ruby Marie Skoyen

 

CHINOOK -- Ruby Marie (Mangold) Skoyen, 65, of Chinook, a librarian's aide, died Sunday at her home of an apparent heart attack.

Her funeral is 11 a.m. Thursday at Lloyd Sweet Auditorium in Chinook High School, with burial at the Skoyen family ranch north of Chinook. Edwards Funeral Home in Chinook is handling the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Floyd Skoyen; a daughter, Jen Andrews Skoyen; sons John, Greg and Loren Skoyen, all of Chinook; sisters Betty Sattleen of Chinook, Shirley Kline of Rudyard and Marge Stubbs of Arizona; and eight grandchildren.

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HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                                                             Tuesday, June 18, 2002

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RUBY SKOYEN

 

  CHINOOK - Ruby Marie Skoyen, 65, died Sunday, June 16, 2002, at her home north of Chinook due to a heart attack.  Funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Lloyd Sweet Auditorium in Chinook High School. Burial will be at the family farm north of Chinook.

  Ruby was born June 8, 1937, in Havre to Frank and Bernice (Sapp) Mangold. The family lived at Inverness during her younger years.

  She married Floyd Skoyen of Chinook on Nov. 21, 1953, at St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Havre. The couple resided 13 miles north of Chinook on the family farm. They had three sons and in 1989 took in a foster daughter, who has since been adopted into the family.

  Ruby worked as a waitress, cook and manager for several years. In 1974, she went to work for the Chinook school system as a library aide and was employed there until her death. During her years as a library aide, she was tough but fair to the students. She believed rules were to be followed. Ruby was involved in the speech and drama program from 1978 to this season. Speech and drama was one of her greatest loves after her grandchildren. She loved working with the kids and their successes were her pride and joy. Her family was proud and supported her enthusiasm for the program.

  Ruby was preceded in death by her father, Frank, and mother, Bernice, and her brothers, Billie, Ed and Howard.

  Survivors include her husband, Floyd Skoyen of Chinook; sons, John (Barb), Greg (Dora), and Loren (Marianne), all of Chinook; daughter, Jennifer Andrews of Chinook; sisters, Betty Sattleen of Chinook, Shirley Kline of Rudyard and Maggie Stubbs of Phoenix; eight grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

  Memorials may be made to the CHS speech and drama program and Blaine County Ambulance.

  Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook is handling arrangements

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THE BLAINE CO. JOURNAL NEWS-OPINION                                Wednesday, June 19, 2002

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Ruby Skoyen

 

  Ruby Marie (Mangold) Skoyen, 65, went to a ‘better place on Sunday, June 16, 2002, on the family farm. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, on Thursday, June 20, in the Lloyd Sweet Auditorium at Chinook High School. Burial will follow on the family ranch north of Chinook. Edwards Fu­neral Home of Chinook is in charge of arrangements.

  Ruby was born on June 8, 1937, to Frank and Bernice (Sapp) Mangold at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Havre. The family lived in Inverness and that is •where Ruby spent her younger years. On November 21. 1953, she married Floyd Skoycn in St. Judes Catholic Church in Havre and they lived on the family farm located 1 3 miles north of Chinook. Their marriage was blessed with three sons-John, Greg and Loren. In 1989 they received a foster daughter, Jennifer Andrews, who has since been adopted into the family.

  For several years Ruby worked as a waitress, cook and restaurant manager in Chinook. In 1974 she went to work for the Chinook school system as a library aide and the students soon learned that she was tough but fair. She believed that rules were made to be followed. In 1978 she began her career as an assistant coach to the CHS Speech & Drama Team, and this proved to be one of the greatest loves of her life (next to her grandchildren). Three times she was awarded tti~TA~isistant Coach Of The Year award. She loved working with the kids and their successes were her pride and joy.

  She always had candy in her pockets for the grandkids and her daughters-in-law say she was the best mother-in-law a girl could have. Ruby was very proud of her children and grandchildren.

  She is survived by her hus­band Floyd of Chinook; Sons John (Barb), Greg (Dora), and Loren (MariAnne) all of Chi­nook; daughter Jennifer of Chi­nook; eight grandchildren; three sisters. Betty Sattleen of Chi­nook, Shirley Kline of Rudyard, and Margie Stubbs of Phoenix, AZ; plus numerous nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Billie, Ed and Howard.

  Memorials may be made to the Chinook High School Speech & Drama program or the Blame County Ambulance.

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