Ruby Margaret (Trager) Smith (1915 - 2012)


INDEPENDENCE – Ruby Margaret Smith, 96 years old, of Independence, Iowa, formerly of Garrison, Iowa, died on Friday, Jan. 27, at East Towne Care Center in Independence. She was born on February 21, 1915, on a farm near Sumner, in Bremer County, Iowa. She was the youngest of four children of Charles Alfred and Augusta Sophie (Friedrich) Trager.
On Dec. 5, 1936, she and Harold Thomas Smith were married in Strawberry Point, Iowa. He preceded her in death in 1994.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday Feb. 1, at the Garrison United Methodist Church in Garrison. Burial will be in Garrison Cemetery. Visitation was on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at the White Funeral Home in Independence. A Memorial Fund for Camp Courageous in Monticello, Iowa, has been established. On line condolences may be left at
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Feb. 3 to Feb. 18, 2012