Ruby June Campbell Keene passed away peacefully Feb. 26, 2019, at the age of 82. She was born June 9, 1936, in Tooele, Utah, to John Thomas Campbell and Beulah Marie Mason. Ruby graduated from Tooele High School in 1955, and in 1956 she married Norman H. Keene (later divorced) who was a member of the United States Air Force.
Ruby gave birth to five children, with Thomas passing away at birth. Her children are Cindy Keene Barney, John Eddie Keene, David Allen Keene, and Lisa Marie Keene. While in the Air Force, Ruby and her children lived in many locations around the world including Wisconsin, Hawaii, Alabama, Germany, Arizona, Illinois, the Philippines, Nebraska, and finally back to Grantsville, Utah.
She worked for many years as a telephone operator and other positions at the Tooele Army Depot. Ruby was a lover of animals and pets, both dogs and cats and had many over the years. She was a huge fan of Elvis Presley, enjoyed learning about history, and keeping up on politics as a devout Democrat and supporter of Barack Obama. She was a friend to many people over the years, and seemed to know nearly everyone in Tooele and Grantsville. After retiring from the army depot, she enjoyed traveling around the U.S. with her dear friend and sister-in-law Joan, including many trips to Wendover, which she enjoyed very much.
Ruby had many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly, always making sure to send birthday cards, and spoil them with candy and gifts. She vowed to one day win the lottery and make sure they would all be set for life.
Ruby is survived by her brother, Dunk Campbell; sister-in-law, Verna Campbell; her four children; her nieces, nephews and grandchildren; countless friends; and her beloved cat, KitCat.
A celebration of her life is planned for spring or summer 2019 with details to be announced in coming weeks. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to a local animal shelter to pass on Ruby’s love of animals.