Phyllis Nadine (Jordan) Ruff

Phyllis Nadine Ruff

Phyllis Nadine Ruff, 79, died Dec. 6, 2017, in Tustin, Calif. She was born on May 20, 1938, in Bozeman, Mont., to Ben and Verda (Embry) Jordan.
She moved to Laurel, Mont., in 1948 with her family, where she graduated from Laurel High School in 1956. On June 19, 1958, she married her high school sweetheart, George Ruff. They soon had two daughters for whom Phyllis was a devoted and loving mother. George’s career with the phone company took them all over the country. They lived in Montana, New Jersey, Colorado, Texas, and back to Montana, where they spent their last 35 years in the company of dear friends and family. In 2015, they moved to Billings, Mont., then in 2016, they moved to California to be closer to their daughter and her family.
Phyllis was a homemaker, and talented crafter and quilter. She especially enjoyed embellishing shirts and sweatshirts with her embroidery machine. Her kindness and gentle presence will be missed by her family and friends.
Phyllis is survived by her husband of 59 years, George; two daughters, Kathy Andonian (Marc), Harleysville, Penn., and Jolene Dougherty (Devon), Tustin, Calif.; three granddaughters, Caitlin Andonian, Kelsey and Kenna Dougherty; two sisters, Barbara (Bob) Hougardy, West Lake Village, Calif., and Joyce (Bob) Schessler, Laurel, Mont.; brothers-in-law Bob (Peggy) Ruff, Stevensville, Mont., Harley (Jorunn) Ruff, Buckley, Wash., and Dan Ruff, Billings, Mont.; aunt, Mary Burshek, Wenatchee, Wash., and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, Ben and Verda Jordan, and nephews Derron Hougardy and Larry Michael Schessler.
Services will be held at a later date in Laurel, Mont. Condolences or memories may be sent to: George Ruff, P.O. Box 1421, Helena, MT 56624.


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