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Obituary for Ruby Mae Moffat

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Ruby Mae Moffat

December 23, 1918 - April 9, 2012

Ruby Mae Moffat, 93, passed away April 9, 2012; she was born December 23, 1918 to James T. & LuLa Mae Moffat in Afton, Wyoming. Ruby graduated from Star Valley High School.Ruby’s first job was in Logan, Utah working as a Dental Assistant. She then went to Kemmer, Wyoming to work for J.C. Penney. She moved to Davenport, Iowa, where she married Raymond L. Black, and they operated a bowling alley. They moved to Kaysville, Utah in 1954 and operated the “Twin Pines Tavern.” After the passing of Ray Black, she married Richard S. Hennefer in Alpine, Wyoming at the Flying Saddle on July 28, 1956. Ruby also worked at the Clearfield Job Corps., the Flight Line Cafe at Hill Air Force Base and Barton’s Shoe Store in Bountiful. After retiring they moved in 1983 to Lake Havasu they then returned to Kaysville, Utah in 1986. Ruby enjoyed gardening and growing flowers. She didn’t even mind pulling weeds, and frequently visiting her children’s house’s to pull theirs. She also loved to decorate, her Christmas tree was something to behold. She loved to watch her grandchildren and enjoyed their company. Ruby was a member of the LDS Church, holding several positions. She is survived by 1 brother, 3 sisters, and 4 children; Steven J. Black (Linda), Deborah M. (Black) Jackson, Kyle R. Hennefer, Brett L. Hennefer (Tina), 4 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.Ruby was preceded in death by her husband’s Raymond L. Black and Richard S. Hennefer, and grandson Steven J. Black Jr. A memorial service for Ruby will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden. Interment will follow at 1:00 p.m. at the Farmington City Cemetery, 500 South 200 East, Farmington.Online condolences may be sent to the family at


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Service Information

Date: Monday, April 16, 2012

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, April 16, 2012

Time: 1:00 pm -

Farmington City Cemetery


500 South 200 East , , Farmington , UT,

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Born: December 23, 1918
Died: April 9, 2012

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Klea Ann Moon posted on 4/16/12

Dear "Kids":We are so sorry to see of the passing of your Mom. She was a wonderful and a "one of a kind" woman. We are out of town and sorry that we cannot attend. Hang onto all of your wonderful memories of your Mom. They will help to sustain you in your time of sorrow. We are so sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Bob ans Klea Ann Moon


Celia Partridge posted on 4/14/12

I only met Ruby a couple of times, but have a very real sense of the wonderful mother/grandmother she was. I have heard Brett, Jessica and Christina speak of their admiration and love for Ruby. She was cherished and respected, her family doing what they could to help her maintain grace and dignity as she spent her last days and weeks. It is a great tribute to have daughters-in-law tell of their love and respect. Christina told me many times what a beautiful person Rose was and the love she had for her. My heartfelt sympathy to Rose's family and friends. I'm sorry that I can't make it to the service, Brett, but know that I am sending my love.


Jolene R. Price posted on 4/13/12

The finest mother-in-law a woman could ever have had. I have so many memories of Ruby. Always there for me and my family when we needed her. My daughter Jessica was a god sent baby to Ruby, because as I had Jessica, Dick had passed away and Ruby took care and basically helped in the raising of her and my son Adam, while I worked. She loved to come over and work in our garden, taking such pride in her roses. Always fixing dinner, doing laundry and anything else you could think of and she did it out of love. I remember a trip we took her on up to Swift Creek to see the Glacier. I remember her saying that after all the years she had lived in Star Valley, she never knew that Glacier existed. Brett still has the picture that we took of her, the smile on her face was a smile that I will never forget.. I loved her as if she were my own mother and I always will. God Bless each and everyone one of you. Ruby, you are back with Dick now, where you have wanted to be for many years. Rest In Peace. All my love, Jolene.


jessica cathryn hennefer posted on 4/12/12

To my grandma, i love you very much and will deeply miss you