Ruby Driskell

Annual Picture 1962 Lewiston Lewiston Morning Tribune,

Ruby E. Driskell, 92, retired educator, Wednesday, February 14, 1996

MOSCOW The funeral for Ruby Elizabeth Driskell, 92, will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Short's Funeral Chapel at Moscow with the Rev. Jim Walker of Lewiston First United Methodist Church officiating.

Burial will follow at Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens at Lewiston. She died Monday of causes related to age at Latah Health Services at Moscow.

She was born Oct. 20, 1903, at Otter Township, Iowa, to Joseph and Esta E. Braucht Graham. She grew up and attended school at Mitchell, S.D., where she graduated from high school.

She graduated cum laude in only three years from Dakota Wesleyan University at Mitchell and taught high school in South Dakota and Minnesota.

While living in Minnesota she did graduate work at Minnesota University at Minneapolis. She later moved to Laramie, Wyo., to teach at and attend the University of Wyoming there.

She married Philip Bacon Driskell Oct. 5, 1935, at Idaho Falls.

Her husband followed heavy construction work and the family lived primarily in Wyoming, where she continued teaching and serving as a school librarian.

In 1958 she moved to Lewiston. She began working for the Lewiston School District at Lewiston High School, where she taught Latin. She retired in 1969.

The couple continued to live at Lewiston and her husband died in 1980. She moved in 1987 to Moscow to live near family. For the past three years she had been a resident of Latah Health Services, where she enjoyed participating in the various activities offered to residents.

She was a member of the Alice Whitman Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the First United Methodist Church, both at Lewiston, the National Retired Teachers Association and the Nez Perce County Historical Society.

She enjoyed doing genealogy, gardening and working crossword puzzles. She taught Sunday school and was a Camp Fire leader for a time.

She is survived by one sister, Marie Baldwin of Mitchell; three grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. One son, George G. Driskell, one sister, Fern, and her twin brother, Rob, died previously.

Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Short's. The family suggests memorials be made to Latah Health Services, 510 W. Palouse River Drive, Moscow, Idaho 83843.

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