September 14, 1926 ~ August 19, 2022
Born in: Condon, Oregon
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado
Ruth Alleene Huber
September 14, 1926 – August 19, 2022
Born to Lyndella (Olson) and Pat Pattee in Condon, Oregon. Her children and grandchildren enjoyed many stories of her childhood that included time spent in the great outdoors camp life while her dad traveled and worked on building early highways throughout the Pacific Northwest. She had many stories of spending summers on her grandparents’ farm, helping to milk the cows and feed the chickens and playing with her favorite goat. Ruth loved the bonds she developed learning canning, cooking and sewing skills from her mom, grandmothers and many aunts. This all laid the foundation for the amazing, talented and well-rounded woman she became.
Ruth came to Colorado to attend the Seton School of Nursing in Colorado Springs, CO and earned her R.N. degree in 1948. This is where she was introduced to her future husband, Robert Huber, by her instructor and sister-in-law to be, Helen Huber. They were married on February 5, 1949, in Pueblo.
Ruth’s nursing career included hospital and OR nursing. She also worked as a school nurse and was particularly proud of helping implement new legislation advocating for classroom education and health care of students with special needs in Pueblo School District 60. Throughout her career, she participated in many volunteer health care delivery clinics in Pueblo. Her career culminated in teaching LPT students at Pueblo Community College.
Ruth and Bob introduced their combined love for the outdoors, arts and handicrafts to all of their children. They continued to share their love of Colorado and the outdoors until Bob passed away in January of 1993.
Ruth and Bob proudly raised six children in Pueblo, Wayne, Sylvia, Judith, Mark, Maura and Paul.
The family grew to include 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Ruth is survived by her loving family, Wayne Huber and grandchildren Nick Huber, Lynsey Donato and great-granddaughters Berlin Huber and Peyton Donato; Sylvia and Paul Fanning and grandchildren Aaron Fanning, Sean Fanning, Colin Fanning & Alexander Roederer; Judith Hendrix and grandchildren Nathaniel and Rocio Hendrix; Mark Huber and grandchildren Whitney and Donald Swart, Dalton Huber and great-grandson, Luca Swart; Maura and Richard Edison and grandchildren Walker Edison and Ian Edison; Paul Huber and grandchildren Seth and Karlee Huber and Noah Huber. Also survived by nieces Karen (Mike) Sexton, Debbie (Dave) Dupps and nephew Jeff Huber.
Her entire family feels so fortunate to have had such a caring, empathetic, strong, independent woman as a role model who was sharp, witty, loved to laugh and proudly lived independently. She was taken from us suddenly and unexpectedly three weeks shy of her 96th birthday, and we will all miss her desperately.
A Rosary will be offered for Ruth on Friday, August 26 at 7 pm in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. A gathering in remembrance to share stories and to honor and celebrate Ruth will be held at 2 pm on September 17, in the Montgomery & Steward Banquet Hall. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com