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Birthday for May 3

by: Contributed photo, Ruby Watts

Sandy resident Ruby Watts had a private celebration to mark her 80th birthday Tuesday, April 29.

Ruby was born April 29, 1928, in Williams, Okla. In 1947, she married Lawrence Watts in Safford, Ariz. They moved to Sandy in 1964, and she worked as a machinist for Northwest Screw Products in Portland until 1974. She and her husband also farmed until 1993.

Ruby loves quilting, gardening and being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is a member of the Sandy Veterans of Foreign Wars. She still lives in the house that she and her husband built in 1964.

She has one daughter, Linda Terrill of Sandy; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Her husband, Lawrence, died in 1995.

Her secret to a long life is working, staying involved and loving everyone that you can.