Ruby Maurene Tutvedt Glee passed away peacefully at the family home on June 9, 2023, at the age of 96. Ruby was born to Peder and Myrtle (Brevik) Tutvedt on April 29, 1927, at her maternal grandparent’s home north of Galata, MT. She was baptized at the Galata Lutheran Church and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church. Ruby went to school in Galata through her freshman year, and then graduated from Chester High School in 1944. In August of 1945, she graduated from the Great Falls Academy of Beauty Culture and worked for Volkman’s Beauty Salons in Great Falls and Missoula.
Ruby returned home to help her father, where she met Lyle Glee from Nebraska. They fell in love and were married in Great Falls on October 9, 1948. Ruby was an accomplished homemaker and loved cooking, sewing, gardening, canning, embroidering, crocheting and playing cards. In the 74 plus years of their marriage, Ruby and Lyle raised four children, farmed, danced, and enjoyed active community life in the Galata, Chester, and surrounding areas.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend. Ruby is survived by her husband, Lyle Glee of Galata; a son, Pete (Penny) Glee; daughters, Lila Glee, Kaye (Steve) Van Gilder, Pati Glee; grandchildren, Heather (Loren) Gray, Heidi (Trevor) Devine; Mark Van Gilder, and Micah Van Gilder; great grandchildren, Nia Glee and Keira Terry. She is also survived by a brother-in-law, Kon (Gail) Glee; sisters-in-law, Sharron Rader and Sheryl Munson; many dear nieces and nephews; and a close Godson’s family, Duane, Patty, Sara and Anthony Markuson.
Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Pearl (Tutvedt) Shepherd and Arlene (Tutvedt) Shepherd, stepmothers Belinda Hill and Signe Olsen, a brother-in-law (Verl Glee), two sisters-in-law (Darlene Busher and Phyllis Sexton), and two nephews and one niece.
A private family service will be held Saturday, July 8th, 2023, at the Galata Lutheran Church. The family invites everyone to a time of fellowship and remembrance for Ruby that afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church fellowship hall in Chester. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations may be given to a Christian or community organization of the donor’s choice.