Ruby M. Ensminger 1935-2020

Ruby M. Ensminger, lifelong resident of Lone Pine passed away Wednesday October 7th, 2020, she was 85.

Ruby was born on June 1st, 1935 in Lone Pine to Jesus and Delores Castro. Ruby and her siblings grew up playing in very different valley and town than we know now. Playing on the dirt roads, swimming in the lake, living in a town that it was not uncommon to see the latest western actor sitting at the cafe in town. In her teens she began laundering, pressing, and altering clothing and costumes for her local friends and visiting movie crews.

In 1959 she married the love of her life Gary Ensminger. Together in the town she loved they raised five children Cathy, Debbie, Mary, Jodi, and Dakota Ensminger.

She was a devoted mother, member of the Santa Rosa Catholic Church, and life long Bowler, playing with her friends weekly.

In her passing she is reunited in eternal life with her parents, her beloved husband Gary, daughters Mary, Jodi, grand- daughter Toni Bridges, Grandsons Cody Rogers, Deiter B. Jr., her sister Geneva Mills, and nephew David Chavez.

She is survived and will be forever missed by her daughters Cathy Beilicke (Dieter Sr.), Debbie Lowe (Ron), son Dakota, grandchildren Stephanie M. Foreman, Robert Fink, Brian Gilmore (Jaymie), many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Her brother Manuel Castro (Linda), sisters Rosa R., Mercy A., nephews Dean, Tony, and John McGuire, neices Roaslie Chavez, Darlene Mendez, their children and their children’s children.

Graveside service will be held Saturday October 24, 2020 at 10:00AM at Mt Whitney Cemetery in Lone Pine. A celebration of Ruby’s beautiful life will held at the Mt.Whitney Golf Club from 12-3PM. Due to current Covid-19 concerns, social distancing, and face coverings are requested.

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  1. Debbie,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. When my family and I moved to Lone Pine in the mid 1960s, you were my first friend. I spent many afernoons and weekends at your house. I’ve always enjoyed spending time with your mom when we came back to LP for a visit. Although we have not always kept in close contact, you have always been a dear friend and forever in my heart.
    May Ruby rest in peace! Sending hugs and prayers to you and your family.

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