Ruth Elaine Budig died Monday (Oct. 30, 2006) at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge.
She was born April 4, 1923, in Culbertson and was the daughter of Ira and Flossie (Korell) Joy. She graduated from Culbertson High School.
On April 4, 1948, she married Carl Budig in McCook. Together they owned and operated the Budig Motor Company until 1975. In 1979, they moved to Mesa, Ariz. She returned to Nebraska in 2003 to be closer to her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Carl on Dec. 16, 1993, one sister, Wilma Hoyt and brothers, Willard and Dean Joy.
She is survived by one sister, Iris Thompson and twin brother, Wayne Joy; three daughters, Carlaine and husband, Howie Swinton of Puerto Penascu, Mexico; Lynda and husband, Bill Baumbach of Indianola and Debra and husband, George Ward of Hastings; six grandchildren, Chris Wacker of Krebs, Okla.; Christina Wacker of Tucson, Ariz.; Nathan Baumbach of Omaha; Cecily Bolte of Santa Fe, New Mexico; Chelsey Cerny of Lincoln; Alyssa Ward of Great Bend, Kan.; four great-grandchildren Brianna, Madelyn, Lauren and Nicholas; nieces; nephews; and numerous relatives and friends.
Memorial services will be Wednesday at St. Albans Episcopal Church at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Sam Williams officiating. Inurnment will follow in the St. Alban's Columbarium.
Memorials may be given to Tri-Valley Health Systems in Cambridge.
Friends may sign her book at the funeral home or send condolences online at www.carpenterbreland.com.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.