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Rubie Cassie Koskyn


Rubie Cassie Koskyn, 85, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2019, at the Thermopolis Rehabilitation and Wellness Center where she had been a resident since May.

Born June 1, 1934 in Madill, Okla., she was one of ten children of Hardy and Mary (Burns) McWilliams. Raised in Texas, most of her life was spent in California and Washington before moving to Thermopolis in 2013 to live with her son's family.

For many years Rubie was a caregiver for those in need. Her interests included embroidery, reading and watching TV. She was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.

 She is survived by her sons, David McCawley of Seattle, Wash., and Danny McCawley of Thermopolis; daughter, Kathy Russell of Moses Lake, Wash .; brother, Hardy McWilliams of Texas; sisters, Chris Winton of California, and Mamibelle Rideout of Alabama; eight grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Howad; and sisters, Hardine, Bobby, Frankie, Bille and Dodee.

Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held Saturday, August 10, 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church with the Reverend Ron Phillips officiating.

Mortimore Funeral Home is assisting the family and messages may be offered at



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