By HDN Staff
HARLEM Ruby Mae Doney Garding, 49, died Thursday, July 18, 2002, due to complications of surgery.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service is 5 p.m. today at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Harlem.
Ruby was born at Fort Belknap Agency on Nov. 16, 1952.
She worked as a nurse's aide and caregiver for many years. She had a special way and love for animals. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and playing cards and Yahtzee.
Ruby was preceded in death by her daughter, Windy, and grandparents, John and Clara Doney.
Ruby is survived by her husband, Loren Garding of Great Falls; mother, Beatrice Doney Pronto and stepfather, Leonard Pronto Sr., of Harlem; brothers, John Gilbert of Chinook, Leonard R. Pronto and Gary Lee Pronto, both of Harlem, and Eugene Pronto of Wolf Point; sisters, Linda L. Moreno of Great Falls, Lenora Greetham and Karen Pronto, both of Harlem; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.