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Obituary: Ruby (Celeste) Grossman

June 26, 1916 - Sept. 27, 2012

Ruby Grossman passed away Sept. 27, 2012, in Scottsdale, Ariz. She was preceded in death by husband Arthur, sisters Geraldine and Kathryn; and brother Lyman McIntyre Jr.

Celeste, as she was known, was born in Reinbeck, Iowa, on June 26, 1916, to Ruby and Lyman McIntyre.

She is survived by her children, Fred Grossman (Carol), Janet Howard (Jim) and Margaret Hennig; grandchildren Phil Grossman, Gregg Grossman (Michelle), Gail Wiley (Scott), Jamie Howard (Courtney), Joe Howard (Jenna), Jennifer Tomasovitch (Peter), Celeste Barlow (Chris), and Rob Hennig; and great-grandchildren Jake Wiley, Jason and Jonah Howard, Jaycee, Chris and Jordan Howard, Ruby and Henry Tomasovitch and Kathryn Barlow.

Celeste cared deeply for her family and always kept track of their activities. She was an excellent homemaker, cook and seamstress. In Omaha, she was active in TTT, a philanthropic organization, and was a member of Mt. View Presbyterian Church. In Prescott, Ariz., she was an active member of Trinity Presbyterian Church. Celeste loved "the cabin" at Pequot Lakes, Minn.

She moved to Prescott in 2002, and later to Scottsdale.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at Forest Lawn Chapel, Omaha, Neb., with the Rev. Dr. J. Keith Cook officiating. Donations may be made to the Celeste Grossman Scholarship Fund at Trinity Christian Preschool, 630 Park Ave., Prescott, AZ 86303.

Information provided by survivors.

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