Ruby Sharman Obituary

Ruby Leona Sharman
Ruby Leona Sharman

August 18, 1920 - March 5, 2019
Born in Dove Creek, Colorado
Resided in Bend, Oregon


Ruby, Leona (Royce) Sharman
August 18, 1920 - March 5, 2019

Ruby Sharman, of Bend, passed away on March 5, 2019, at the age of 98. Ruby was the fourth child of Clinton and Maud Royce. She was born in a log cabin in Dove Creek, Colorado.

Ruby attended school in Bakersfield, California. She attended UC Santa Barbara, where she met and married Lee Sharman. The family moved to Oregon in 1948. For more than forty years she taught elementary, junior high, and art classes. Fifth graders were always her favorites!

Ruby enjoyed everything having to do with art. She drew, quilted, wove, embroidered, knitted, silk screened and painted. Many people enjoyed receiving her hand made quilts. An album quilt hanging in the Umpqua Discovery Center in Reedsport, Oregon was designed and sketched by Ruby. It was hand quilted by the Reedsport Quilt Guild, to which she belonged. Ruby was also a member of Order of Eastern Star, and Chapter FV, P.E.O.

Ruby and Lee moved to Bend in 1998. She was predeceased by her husband, Lee Sharman. Survivors include daughters Sylvia Sharman of Lehi, Utah and Pat (Steve) Karpstein of Bend, Oregon, niece Charlette Chastain of Juneau, Alaska, five grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

A Celebration of her life will be held Saturday, April 6, 2019, at 11:00 am at the First Presbyterian Church, located at 230 NE Ninth Street, Bend, Oregon 97701.

Memorial contributions in Ruby’s name may be made to Partners in Care Hospice, 2075 NE Wyatt, Bend, Oregon 97701.




Funeral Home
Baird Funeral Home - Bend
2425 NE Tweet Pl
Bend, OR US 97703