Ruby M. Bartholomew

Sep 13, 2012 Staff

Ruby M. Bartholomew, of Hudson, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Mesquite, Nev. She was 86 years old.

Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Hudson Town Hall with interment to follow at the Hudson Cemetery.

Ruby Mae Bartholomew was born Sept. 4, 1926, in a coal mining camp near Oak Creek, Colo.

She graduated from high school in Fredrick, Colo., in 1944 and from the Colorado State College of Education, now known as the University of Northern Colorado in 1957.

In 1948 she married Richard Bartholomew. She was a teacher for 11 years in Colorado, before moving to Encampment where she taught an additional two years. In 1961 she moved to Hudson where she taught and was principal for the Hudson School District for 25 years retiring in 1986. She was a supporter of education having served on the Lander School Board and the Board of Cooperative Education Services.

She was a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Her family said she was a dedicated Denver Broncos fan, an avid hunter and enjoyed camping and fishing at Louis Lake. She loved and cared deeply for all animals.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Bartholomew; parents Andrew and Frances Ferguson; and brother Marion Ferguson.

She is survived by her nieces, Shelley Armour of Palm Desert, Calif., and Barbara Norte of San Diego; nephews Ronald Ferguson, of Littleton, Colo., Robert Ferguson of Kissemee, Fla., and Marion Ferguson of Thousand Palms, Calif.; self-proclaimed family Dale and Ed Graham of Lander; grandchildren Jonathan Graham of Lincoln, Neb., and Diana Graham; and great-grand-child Arleigh Cain of Spearfish, S.D.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lander Pet Connection or the Animal Shelter in Riverton.

Arrangements are under the direction of Virgin Valley Mortuary, 320 E. Old Mill Road, Mesquite, NV. Online condolences can be left at the "Memorial Guestbook" at

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