Ruth Alyne Sodowsky Moreland © Trout Funeral Home & Crematory 12-2020 Submitted by: Glenn
November 26, 1916 - December 12, 2020
Ruth Alyne (Sodowsky) Moreland of Blackwell, passed away December 12, 2020 at Blackwell Hospital.
Alyne was born November 26, 1916, northwest of Kaw City, OK to R.A. and Hazel (Yeoman) Sodowsky. She attend 1st and 2nd grade at Pleasant Ridge School and 3rd thru 5th grade at Uncas. In 1927 her family moved to Blackwell where she attended Blackwell schools through 11th grade. She graduated from Ponca City High school in 1934.
Following graduation, she worked at the Blackwell Tribune for 2 years as their proofreader. She then worked at the Atlas Glass plant for 2 years.
She and Kyle Moreland were married on November 2, 1940 at Winfield, KS. They lived in Long Beach, CA for 2 1/2 years before moving back to Blackwell, where they started their businesses of trucking, combining and baling hay until retirement in 1992.
Alyne loved to bake, and decorated wedding and birthday cakes professionally for several years. Her wedding gift to many of her children's friends was their wedding cake. Her baked goods and jellies were extremely popular at family reunion auctions and often brought spirited and high bids from many of her nephews. She was an active member in the Prairie View Homemakers Club, serving as club president and as a member of the county homemakers board. She won numerous ribbons at the Kay County Fair for her baking, canning and sewing.
Her greatest joy was to be with her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. She was especially proud to be a great great grandmother and loved showing pictures to anyone who would take time to look at them.
After her husband's death in 2003 she remained in Blackwell. She was extremely independent, living by herself and cooking for herself until finally moving to Hillcrest Manor in May 2020 where she quickly became a staff favorite because of her friendly disposition and independent attitude. She recently celebrated her 104th birthday on Thanksgiving Day and although covid protocol kept her from being with family in person, she celebrated with phone calls and cards from her family and many friends.
Survivors include her two children, son Frank Moreland and wife Joyce of Blackwell, and daughter Marsha Golay of Yukon, OK, grandchildren Mark Moreland and wife Tina of Chickasha, OK, Kaley Warren and husband Steve of Piedmont, OK, Bethany Nave and husband Bradon of Piedmont, OK, Chad Moreland and wife Jessica of Blackwell and Tonya Hill and husband Matthew of Blackwell, 12 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren, one sister in law Pat Sodowsky and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kyle Moreland, her brothers Jess, Jim and Don Sodowsky, her daughter in law Donna Moreland, her son in law Michael (Mike) Golay and her parents.
Honorary pallbearers are nephews Jim, Tim, Rick, Rusty and Jason Sodowsky.
Burial will be at Blackwell Cemetery, Trout Funeral Home in charge. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be no in person services. A memorial video will be on Trout Funeral Home's website.
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