Ruby Violet Volby was born July 24, 1915 near Rutland, to Theodore and Bertina (Brorby) Volby. She graduated from Rutland High School in 1932 and graduated from SDSU at Brookings in 1936, majoring in Home Economics Education. She taught at Gregory, SD and married Arthur Beto on September 27, 1942, at Lake Madison Lutheran Church, Rutland. Ruby then taught at Volga, Dell Rapids, Colton, Chester, General Beadle High School and Flandreau Indian School.
Ruby was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and WELCA, Delta Kappa Gamma, Church Women United, Red Cross, Sons of Norway, Jane Austin Society and Entre Nous Study Club. She enjoyed traveling, including England, Norway, Mexico, Disneyland and Washington, DC.
Survivors include one daughter, Betty (Mickiel) Fedde of Eagan, MN four grandchildren, Melissa Fedde, Meghann Fedde, Brian Fedde, and Katy Beto; and one great grandson, Odin Mickiel Fedde. Rub was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1983; one son, Ronald in 1994; and one sister, Margaret Walker.
Funeral Services will be 11 AM Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church with burial at Lake Madison Lutheran Cemetery, Rutland. The family will be present for visitation 3-5 PM Sunday at Ellsworth Funeral Home. Condolences at www.ellsworthfh.com.