Velma M. Lauman

August 12, 1932 ~ June 21, 2022 (age 89) 89 Years Old


Velma Ruff-Lauman passed away peacefully June 21, 2022 in Oologah, Oklahoma.

Velma was born in Columbia Falls, MT to Albert and Prudence Lewis, August 12, 1932. She helped out on the family homestead and attended school in Badrock Canyon. Velma then married Warren Ruff on December 19, 1955. They had 2 children Alan Ruff of Chandler AZ and Connie Ruff-Beckler of Oologah, OK.

Velma was always involved with her community and children’s school activities. Velma was active in Ladies Aid, PTA, Somers Volunteer Fire Department and was a 4-H leader. Velma loved to cook including canning and baking. Velma even sold her pies to a local restaurant in Somers.

Velma married Clayton Lauman September 14, 1991. They enjoyed camping and the outdoors hunting for gem stones such as sapphires. They were active members of the Kalispell Rock Hound Club.

Velma and Clayton moved to Oologah Oklahoma in 2006 wanting to spend time in a warmer climate.

Velma is survived by her son Alan Ruff his wife Lori their 2 children Thomas and Audrey and Alan’s daughter Kristina. Also by Connie Ruff-Beckler her husband Scott their 2 children Tyler and Shelby.

Velma was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands Warren and Clayton, her brothers Albert Lewis, Sam Lewis, Bob Lewis and her sister Evelyn Smithson.

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Kalispell, MT 59901


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