Ventura - Ruby Jo Imgrund (1928 - 2020), of Ventura, CA passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at the age of 92. She was born on May 24, 1928 in Terral, Oklahoma., to Marlin and Stella Wooten, and had been a Ventura resident for 57 years.
Ruby moved from Oklahoma with her family when she was 8 years old to Long Beach, California. She graduated from Long Beach Polytechnic High School in 1946. In 1949 Ruby married Tom Imgrund, a draftsman for Shell Oil Company. They continued to live in Long Beach. In 1952 their daughter Chris was born and shortly thereafter, Tom's career took them to Ely, Nevada, where their son Steve was born in 1956. Another transfer took the family to Seattle, Washington and then back to Long Beach, where Ruby was a Girl Scout leader. In 1963 Tom's career landed them in Ventura, where Ruby began working part time as a school lunchtime cashier, a job that evolved into working full time as an administrative assistant in the Ventura Unified School District office. For several years in the 1960s she was the
Sunday School Treasurer at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ventura.
Ruby and Tom retired in their mid-50s. They took several ocean cruises and toured South Korea. They were married for over 61 years, until Tom's passing in 2010. Ruby was the Wooten and Imgrund families' historian. She could easily recall events dates and people's names going back to the 1800s and tell their stories. Chris taped butcher paper on Ruby's kitchen wall for her to record the family genealogy - and she did, including birth and death dates!
Ruby is survived by her daughter, Christine Imgrund, of Ventura; son, Steven Imgrund, of Bakersfield; former daughter-in-law, Eileen Imgrund, of Bakersfield; grandchildren, Heather Imgrund, of Ventura and Nicholas Imgrund, of Bakersfield.; granddaughter-in-law, Megumi Yamazaki, of Bakersfield; great-grandson, Dean Imgrund, of Bakersfield; sister, Joyce Zimmer, of Palm Desert; sister-in-law, Cleo Nell Edwards, of Houston, TX.; and many nieces and nephews.
Ruby was preceded in death by her sisters, Alene Shook and Denzil Wooten; brothers, Murry, Bennie and Welton Wooten; and brothers-in-law Ron Zimmer and Miles Shook. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2pm Thursday December 17, 2020 at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, 5400 Valentine Road Ventura, with the Pastor Bruce Johnson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of the JOSEPH P. REARDON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICE, Ventura.