Ruth E. (Nichols) Wilber Sheaves, 95, passed away October 27, 2022, peacefully in her home in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Ruth Wilber Sheaves was born on July 24, 1927 in Cripple Creek, Colorado to Lyman and Ruby (Richards) Nichols (deceased). She graduated from Colorado Springs High School in 1945 and attended Blair Business College in Colorado Springs. She was married to Charles O. “Ted” Wilber and William Sheaves, Jr, both deceased. Ruth and Ted founded Ted’s Bicycles. Ruth was a member of the Daughters of the Nile, Pikes Peak Club, Shriner’s Ladies, VFW Aux, American Ex-Prisoners of War Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor (National, State, and Local Chapters), The Retired Officer’s Club, MOAA, NAUS, CSHS/Palmer Alumni Association, and Shriner’s Honored Ladies Club.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda Wilber VanSkike (Russell); her granddaughter, Heather Paul Person (Joel); and two great-granddaughters, Jasmine and Jeanette Person.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Al Kaly Shrine Club, 6 South 33rd Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80904, Shriner’s Hospital (lovetotherescue.org), or to the Andersonville POW Museum, Andersonville, GA 31711.
Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, November 10, 2022, at the Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, Colorado.