Our beautiful and beloved Ruby Anelia VanAusdal Kaletta who was born August 20, 1933 touched the lives of many. She slipped from the loving embrace of her children, Bob (Joan) Kaletta, Brenda (Dale) Mikesell, Debbie Kirk, and Paul (Gail) Kaletta standing by her side on Thursday April 2, 2020 to a long-awaited (11 years) embrace of arms from her sweetheart William Robert Suliemann Kaletta. She was also welcomed by her daughter Vicky Kemp, her parents Owen VanAusdal and Edna Jasper, her two sisters Helen and Betty, her two brothers Larry and Jack, her grandsons Shaun Mikesell, Shad Kaletta, Jose and Dylan Kirk, her granddaughter Kandiss Kaletta, and great-grandsons Ethan Davis and Kyle Johnson. Her visits will be greatly missed by her sweet sisters Bonnie Hall and Revoe Jackson, her 24 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren and all of the generously welcomed spouses, and six great-great-grandchildren who will await their reunion with her once again.
Ruby had an unfortunate fall as she suffered from a stroke. Her children rushed to her home to cherish and spend her last days together, filled with peace love and tears.
She married the love of her life February 5, 1954 and was later sealed to him in the Manti Temple.
Ruby's family was always so important to her, she took advantage of every minute she was able to spend with them, planning many family get-togethers and parties. She taught and showed love to her family who in return reciprocated that love, caring for her needs at the store, providing some meals, and help with the yard and house duties. She was surrounded by many who loved her dearly and looked forward to hearing her sweet voice on the other end of the telephone.
Ruby's love for music inspired many and was passed down through her prosperity. She played the guitar in a few bands and absolutely loved to sing.
Ruby was a dedicated member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she served many through her various callings, and her voice was a delight in the choir. She even had the opportunity to sing in the Tabernacle with the singing mothers.
Her love for children was enlightening to witness. She always played and danced with them, and had many memorable traditions of songs and activities. The kids were always welcome for a sleepover. She also had the magic touch with babies and enjoyed rocking and singing with them.
She enjoyed, and passed on to us all, her love for the outdoors where she loved to camp, garden, gather together on the porch to visit. One of her favorite activities was sitting around a campfire enjoying the company of those she loved.
She took pride in being a lunch lady where she enhanced her already amazing skills in her kitchen where all were welcome. She fed many often following were night games of all ages in their yard.
Her great strength gave her independence, in spite of losing her eyesight to macular degeneration. She was determined to cook, live on her own, darn her socks, make phone calls on everyone's birthday, and much more.
We are all left with the example of what perseverance and love can be. Ruby's personality was magnificent, her smile contagious, her courage unstoppable, and her memory phenomenal. Even during her last few days she could be heard singing songs with her son Bob filling the room with great comfort as her other children stood amazed at her strong mind and determination.
Ruby has touched the lives of many and will be greatly missed. We are all so blessed to have our memories of her, together with an eternal picture of Ruby and Bill standing hand-in-hand, waiving with their other, from their front porch.
We have graciously accepted all of your air hugs, love and prayers but for now we will follow the social distancing guidelines. Thank you!