Elizabeth (Ruble) Owen, wife of David Owen, retired city engineer for the city of Taunton, died in Good Samaritan Medical Center, Brockton, Thursday evening, Oct. 3, 2013. She was born in Greeneville, Tenn., daughter of the late William Ruble, MD and Elizabeth ( Burnard) Ruble. She was received her BA at Tusculm University in Tenn., and later her master's at Bridgewater State College. Elizabeth was librarian in the Taunton Public Library for over 20 years. Prior to that she was a school teacher in Berkley, Easton and Taunton. She was an avid Red Sox fan going to spring training every year. She enjoyed photography and traveling. She was a trustee for the Rochester Library and was also on the Board of Directors for Brick House School in Taunton and was a member of the Morton Hospital Womens Auxiliary. She loved animals especially horses. She and her family were longtime Taunton residents living on Davenport Terrace before moving to Rochester 10 years ago. Besides her husband David, she is survived by her daughter, Susan Owen and her husband Frank Ventura of Rochester. She was mother of the late David Owen; and was the mother-in-law of Lauren Owen of North Dighton. Elizabeth was the grandmother of Joshua and Jacob Owen and Ryan, Derek and Rebecca Ventura. She was the sister of Charles Ruble and Kay Simpkins and her husband Buddy all of Tenn. She was also the aunt; and cousin of several. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service in the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Ave. (Rte. 138 South), Taunton, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at 11 a.m. Visiting hours Thursday from 4-7 p.m. Interment in Mayflower Hill Cemetery. To light a candle, get directions or to access the memorial register, go to www.hathawayfunerals.com. Crapo-Hathaway Home for Funerals, 350 Somerset Ave., Taunton.
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Published in The Enterprise on Oct. 8, 2013