Ruby Jane Chapline, age 80, of Clovis, passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on February 18, 1931, in House, New Mexico to Clyde and Irene Morrow Carpenter.
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Ruby married Donald Chapline on May 1, 1953, in Clovis, and worked as an Escrow Officer. She was a longtime resident of Clovis. After she and Don lived in Farmington for forty years, they moved back to Clovis in 1999. Ruby loved to work in her flower garden and loved flowers. She worked in the banking industry for over 30 years, and retired from First National Bank in Farmington. Ruby also loved to knit and go camping, and was a member of Kingswood United Methodist Church.
Ruby is survived by her husband, Donald, of the home; one daughter, Janella (Ryan) Chapline of Farmington; two sons, Dwayne (Georgia) Chapline of Florence, AZ, and Daryle Chapline of Colorado Springs, CO; two sisters, Laverne (Spence) Morris of House, and Lorayne Hall of Clovis; two brothers, Willard Carpenter and Terry (Cecilia) Carpenter, both of Clovis; one grandson, Christopher Chapline of Florence, AZ; and one uncle, William (Ruth) Carpenter of Clovis.
She is preceded in death by her parents, and one sister-in-law, Pearl Carpenter.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Kingswood United Methodist Church with Rev. Don Reid officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kingswood United Methodist Church, 2600 Main, Clovis, New Mexico 88101. Arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home, 800 E. Manana Blvd., Clovis, New Mexico 88101, (575)763-5541. Visit www.steedtodd.com to sign the online guestbook.
Steed-Todd Funeral Home
800 E. Manana Blvd
Clovis, NM 88101