Ruby Parsons passed away peacefully the evening of Thursday, January 9, 2014 at her home with family and friends. She was born September 25, 1929 in Afton Wyoming to Allen G. Hunsaker and Mary Ann Bowcutt. She was the baby of the family having four older brothers and two older sisters. She grew up on a farm helping her father: using a team of horses, milking cows by hand, tending pigs and helping her mother with a garden. She spent her teens working the farm while her brothers served in the military during World War II. In December of 1945 a young soldier, Vernal Parsons, attended a dance in Afton with his cousin. He caught her eye and they fell in love and were married on August 12, 1946 in the Salt Lake Temple. They moved to Victor where Vernal's father had bought a farm with Vernal's pay during the war. Vernal and Ruby had five children: Charles Parsons of Victor, Idaho (Diane Parsons of St. Anthony, Idaho); Mary Faye, deceased, (Kent) Tonks of Victor, Idaho; Dee (Lisa) Parsons of Smithfield, Utah; Russell (Debra) Parsons of Victor, Idaho; and Kevin (Susan) Parsons of Meridian, Idaho. She also had two Indian boys who spent time with her whom she called her sons: Kirby (Rose) Arrive and Shawn Couch both of Fort Duchesne, Utah. She has 34 grandchildren, 53 great grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren. She was active in her church service through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She served in the Relief Society, music director, and served in the family history library. Most recently, she enjoyed her temple service as she was able to visit 41 temples throughout the United States. She was also extremely active in the community doing what she did best- cooking. She cooked at the Teton Valley Lodge, Grand Targhee, Victor Hotel and CafAC., Timberline CafAC., and owned and ran the Victor Steak Bank from 1981- 1995 when she then sold it to take care of her disabled husband. While working she had the opportunity to teach her daughter and many other dear friends and "adopted" sons and daughters how to work. She helped form the Teton Valley Library and served on that committee for close to 20 years. She was active in establishing the Seniors West of the Tetons organization where she enjoyed meeting many dear friends. She was active in the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers serving as President for five years. She was a Chaplin at the Teton Valley Hospital giving hours of service helping those in need. She spent her last 20 year helping to establish the Teton Fire District. She was actively involved in setting up Fire Stations in Driggs, Victor, and Tetonia. She strongly worked in getting full time firefighters in Driggs and Victor. When she retired in October 2013, the fire district dedicated the Victor Station in her honor. As you can see, when she set her mind on a project you better hold on because she will make it happen. She was preceded in death by her husband, daughter, and two grandchildren. She has one brother and his wife and one brother in law still alive. Her funeral will be Saturday, January 18, 2014 at the Victor LDS Ward building at 11:00 AM. The family will accept visitors Friday evening from 6:00- 7:30 at Valley Mortuary 137 Valley Centre Dr. and before the funeral Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30. In lieu of donations to the family, Ruby requested that you donate to one of the following places: Seniors West of the Tetons by calling Shauna Crandall at 208-354-6973, Valley of the Tetons Library by calling 208-787-2201, or the Teton Fire District by calling 208-354-2760.