Ruby (Dome) Karlin, 90, died on December 29, 2019 in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Ruby was born to Joseph and Veronica (Befort) Dome, October 20, 1929 in Pfeifer, Kansas.  She married Clifford Stremel, April 19, 1947 in Pfeifer, Kansas.  Clifford died, February 13, 1953.  She then married John Karlin, February 20, 1955 in Hays, Kansas.

John and Ruby moved their family to Hillsboro, Oregon in 1961.  Ruby made Hillsboro her home until her death. 

Our mother, Ruby, lived her life in service to her children and their families.  She was a woman of exemplary, joyful character with a great appreciation for the beauty of the world.  We are the benefactors of her life, her sacrifice and her strength.  We are forever blessed.

She is survived by her children; Diana (Stremel) Klaus (John Sr.), Hays, Kansas; Gloria (Stremel) Schwindt (Dale, deceased 2016), Alexander, Kansas; Victoria (Stremel) Shepard (Colin), Bend, Oregon; Stan Karlin and wife, Lisa (Fletcher), Hillsboro, Oregon; Rick Karlin and wife, Julia (Warren), Hillsboro, Oregon; and Mary Therese (Karlin) Polasky (Bob), Lacey, Washington.  She is survived by four sisters:  Virginia Kisner (Vernon), Hays, Kansas; Arlene Karlin (Leroy), Great Bend, Kansas; Shirley Gregory (Ken), Ashville, North Carolina and Fran Hunter, Cornelius, Oregon.  She has 18 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great grandchildren.

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Vernon Dome; a son, John Michael Karlin, three grandchildren, Marsha Klaus, Todd Polasky, and Amy (Cairns) Russell; and a great-great grandson, Landon Stine.

A celebration of life memorial is pending in Oregon.