Iowa 4-H Foundation

Posted on April 5, 2011 at 12:52 PM by Global Reach

Ruby ClarkRuby Wallace Clark was born November 4, 1921 and passed away on March 9, 2005. She became the first leader of the Union Leaderettes 4-H Club when it was organized in 1958. The club, with a large membership, always had outstanding exhibits, many state fair exhibits, demonstration teams and national/state winners. Under her leadership, the Union Leaderettes always received blue ribbons for their club booth at the Monroe County Fair. Ruby encouraged the members to incorporate her trademark “Ruby red” into their decorations. Ruby was a leader and committee member for many years before the Clark’s moved off of the farm. She was also a supporter of the county 4-H awards program.

Ruby judged local achievement shows many years after she was no longer a leader.

Ruby loved to cook, garden, sew, embroidery, quilt, raise chickens and being with her husband and family. She worked in retail in Albia for 20 years after moving off of the farm. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church of Albia and was active in the Order of Eastern Star in Lovilia.

Ruby and Lloyd were married for 61 years. Her children are Ron, Donald, Carol, Steve and Larry. She had 16 grand children and 3 great grandchildren. All of the children attended Iowa State University and have continued to be in 4-H and serve their communities just like their parents.

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