Ruby Margaret Willardsen Thompson Westergard died December 25, 1993, of causes incident to age.

She was born May 11, 1914 in Ephraim, Utah, the daughter of James L. and Margaret E. Willardsen. She married Evan C. Thompson June 15, 1936, Moscow, Idaho. The marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple. They later divorced. She married Glen D. Westergard April 3, 1981, in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple.Ruby graduated from Snow College and Utah State University and studied several summers in France. She valued music, fine arts and education. She taught English and French at Bear River Junior High School and Idaho Falls High School. After retirement she had a second career as a travel agent in Salt Lake City. She literally has friends all over the world.

She was always involved in civic and bridge clubs and PTA, and she was president and a member of the board of Cache Civic Concerts. The LDS Church was very important in her life. She served in many ward and stake positions including Stake MIA president, and fulfilled a full-time mission with her husband in Santa Rosa, California. She was devoted to her family and dedicated her life to their success.

She is survived by two daughters and one son: Margaret and Gerald Purser, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Janet and Allan Cook, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Douglas and Martha Thompson, Logan, Utah. She had eight stepchildren, a total of 35 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother: Armont Willarsen, Provo, Utah.

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She is preceded in death by her mother and father, sister, Pearl Mansfield and her husband.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be given to the LDS Missionary Fund.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 29, at the Logan 22nd Ward, 875 North 1500 East at 11 a.m. with Bishop Gary F. Ogilvie of the Logan 15th Ward conducting. Friends may call at the 22nd Ward from 10 a.m. until time of services. Interment will be in the Iona, Idaho Cemetery.

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