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Ruby Anne LaFerr

October 19, 1960 — September 13, 2019

Ruby Anne LaFerr, beloved daughter of Paul and Betty LaFerr, passed away peacefully in her home September 13, 2019 surrounded by family after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Ruby graduated from Frederick High School in 1979, then attended Vernon College Nursing school, in Vernon Texas graduating with her Licensed Vocational Nursing certificate.

Ruby worked for over 20 years as an LPN in the Frederick area at the local hospital and nursing homes.  Ruby loved being a nurse and dedicated her professional career in the service of caring for others.  However, Ruby always considered Brandon, her son, as her greatest achievement in life,.  Then found out later in life there was another great achievement to be had as “grandma” to Yuna.  They were the lights of her world and kept her fighting for life on the darkest of days.

Ruby was a member of the Church of the Nazarene and a proud member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

Ruby is survived by

  • her son, Brandon Allen LaFerr and granddaughter Yunalesca Anne LaFerr of Wichita Falls Texas
  • her parents, Paul and Betty LaFerr of Gaylord, Michigan
  • Grandmother, Marcy Lacer of Anadarko, OK
  • two sisters, Paula Millsap and Husband Keith of Wayne, OK and Melissa Hall of Gaylord, MI.
  • One brother, Mark LaFerr and his wife Donya, of Ardmore, OK
  • One very special Sister in Christ and longtime friend Pat Thompson of Frederick, Oklahoma


Ruby is preceded in death by:

  • Sister Deborah LaFerr
  • Grandparents Boyd and Anne Turner
  • Grandfather Lewis Lacer


The family would like to thank Aspire Hospice for their outstanding care of Ruby and support to the family as Ruby prepared for her journey to meet Jesus.  Thank you Amelia for your dedication and care, even at a moment’s notice.

The family would also like to extend special thanks and gratitude to Pat Thompson and her husband Mickie.  There just aren’t adequate words to express our gratitude.

Pat has been a true friend to Ruby and all of the family, standing with us and being there with an encouraging word and a prayer in the hard times.  Pat would check in on Ruby when family was out of town, taking her out to eat, running errands, sending cards of encouragement to make us smile, being there just to listen when our hearts were heavy, and sharing our laughter in the good times.  We are blessed to know you and proud to call you daughter and sister as an adopted member of our family.  We could not have done this without you.

Memorial contributions may be sent to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 401 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105-1942, in loving memory of Ruby LaFerr.

Orr Gray Gish Funeral Home

111 N. 11th Street

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