Ruby Ardis Payton Chaffee, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on Monday, Aug. 21, 2006, at the age of 80. She was born on March 4, 1926, in Laramie, Wyo., the only child of Earnest and Velma Payton. Ruby is survived by her sweetheart of 58 years, Ralph Ivan Chaffee; and by two sons, David (Ann) of Mesa and Bryan (Jan) of Oldsmar, Fla.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Ruby and Ralph lived in Kingman for about 30 years. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, an avid genealogist, and served a full-time mission with Ralph in the Arcadia, Calif., area.
The service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 24, at the LDS Los Alamos Ward building at 2800 E. Desmoines in Mesa. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 23, at Bunkers University Chapel, 3529 E. University Drive, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at the Mesa Cemetery.