Ruth Tomera

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Ruth Dorothea Tomera, 95, died Sept. 29, 2008, at Highland Manor in Fallon, Nev.

No services are scheduled. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Home and Crematory in Fallon.

She was born Dec. 18, 1912, in Grasmere to Edward Burton and Susie Taylor Strickland.

She was the third of six children, all deceased except her brother, Ed Strickland of Elko, Nev.

Ruth's family moved to the Jarbidge area in 1922 and she attended her early school years in Jarbidge and also the Rimrock School located on their Diamond A homestead. The Rimrock School was a log room attached to their log cabin and served several ranch families in the area.

Ruth married Hugh Marchbanks in 1931 and they had three daughters, Virginia, Darlene and Von. Von preceded her in death in 1999.

Ruth married Battista (Butch) Tomera of Carlin, Nev., who died in 1988.

She had lived in Fallon, Nev., for the past 17 years.

Ruth is survived by: two daughters, Virginia (Douglas) Price of Montello, Nev., and Darlene (Darol) Cline of Las Vegas, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.