Ruby George

Ruby George, 93

Ruby Leona George of Poulsbo died Jan. 19, 2007 in Bremerton. She was 93. She was a member of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and was its oldest member. She was adopted by the Suquamish Tribe and was also its oldest member.

George was born to David and Elizabeth (Hunter) Prince in Jamestown/Sequim on Dec. 13, 1913.

She married Bennie George Jr. on Dec. 23, 1931.

She was raised in Jamestown/Sequim and attended school in Sequim.

George worked at the Keyport Torpedo Station during World War II and also worked at the Poulsbo Oyster Plant. She returned to work at Keyport and retired in 1975.

She enjoyed bowling, deer hunting in Eastern Washington, fishing, visiting with people and being with her family and friends.

George is survived by son Donald (Merrilee) George of Bellevue; brother Lyle Prince of Sequim; sister Mary (Betty) Holden of Sequim; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

George was preceded in death by her husband Bennie George Jr.; daughters Lois Porter and Carolyn Mock; brother Oliver Prince; and sister Mildred Judson.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Suquamish Tribal Center.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the Jamestown Scholarship Fund, 1030 Old Blyn Haven, Sequim, WA 98382 or the Suquamish Tribal Education Department, P.O. Box 498, Suquamish, WA 98392.