Ruby Ochsner

April 2, 1935 - Jan. 15, 2020 

          Funeral services for Ruby Pearl Ochsner, 84, will be held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 21 at the First Wyoming United Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Matt Gordon officiating. Burial will follow in the Valley View Cemetery. Ruby entered the gates of heaven on Jan. 15, 2020 at Community Hospital in Torrington.

          Memorials may be given to either the Goshen County 4-H Foundation or the Prairie Center Fire District.

          Visitation will be Jan. 20 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements are by the Colyer Funeral Home and condolences may be sent to

          Ruby was born April 21, 1935, to Louis Sr. and Pearl Arnold. She was raised in Hawk Springs, where she attended all 12 years of school. After graduation, Ruby attended nursing school in Denver and worked as a LPN for a year and a half.

          Ruby became the loving bride of George Ochsner in 1955. They celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on Dec. 3, 2019. Their union brought four children, Tena (Elden) Baldwin, Rodney (Deb) Ochsner, Dixie (Steve) Roth and Blake (Chrissy) Ochsner. All four children ranch in Torrington.

          She was blessed with eight grandchildren, Jason (Shannon) Baldwin, Jeremy (Angela) Ochsner, Rustin (Britte) Roth, B.W. (Terra) Ochsner, Sarena (Cody) Assmann, Vanessa (Chris) Crisman, Erin (Jeff) Hinton and Katie Ochsner and fianc√© (Devin Martin) and 11 great-grandchildren, with two more on the way.

          Ruby was involved in Cattle Women, Church Circle, Wyoming Art Association, Burge Community 4-H, and many other agriculture-related events. Family was everything to Ruby and she was happiest when she was with them. She loved ranching, arrowhead hunting, checking cattle and working in her yard. Ruby will be remembered for her love of life and her kind heart. She will be missed greatly.

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