Ruby McAllister

Ruby E. (Snedigar) McAllister, 95, Fargo, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at the Palliative Care Unit of Sanford Health, Fargo.

Ruby was born March 5, 1917, in DeSmet, S.D., to Henry and Florence (Mullen) Snedigar. She graduated from Huron (S.D.) High School in 1933. She attended Huron College before marrying J.L. McAllister on Jan. 24, 1939. The couple moved to Valley City, N.D., in 1939, where Ruby worked as a bookkeeper at the lumber yard. They lived in Walhalla, N.D., and Langdon, N,D., where her husband managed the Penny’s Stores. She moved to Fargo in January 2009 and resided there until her death.

Ruby is survived by: her children, Connie (Don) Kilene, West Fargo, N.D., Carol (Martin) Ness, Fargo, N.D.; 5 grandchildren, John Kilene, Fargo, Jason Kilene, Minneapolis, Minn., Gene (Yamila) Kilene, Westminster, Colo., Kate Ness, Minneapolis, Adam Ness, Fargo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, J.L; and seven siblings, Louis, Madeline, Florence, Bud, Bessie, Amy and Helen.

Funeral Mass: Monday, Jan. 7, at 11 a.m., at Riverview Place Chapel, Fargo, with visitation starting at 10 a.m.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo. To view the complete obituary and sign the online guestbook, please visit (

(Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo)