Ruby A. Gonzalez 1955 ~ 2012 Resident of Brentwood Ruby A. Gonzalez went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 5 following a long battle with liver cancer. Born on Aug. 28, 1955 in Corpus Christi Texas, Ruby was one of eight children. From an early age, Ruby showed a zest for life and always had a warm, friendly and caring smile for anyone who she met. It was that way throughout her life and continued even as she fought her illness. Ruby is fondly remembered for her positive attitude, which was continually on full display during her 11 years as a cashier and garden center attendant at Walmart. It was no surprise that her customers became her friends, and she treated strangers as if she had known them forever. Ruby had four passions in life: gardening, the ocean, sunsets and her family. She will be with all four next summer when her family takes her ashes to the coast to spread them over the ocean at sunset. Ruby is survived by her three children, Dolly Gonzalez, Dora Gonzalez and Skye Gonzalez, mother Gloria Chavez, brothers Albert (Ramona) Gonzales, Anthony Gonzales, sisters Rita English, Rose Gonzales and Cynthia Chavez, granddaughters Elizabeth, Davina, Rhiannon and Alyiah. She was preceded in death by her father, Arturo Gonzales, brother Arthur Gonzales and sister Renee Gonzales. Memorial celebration will be held at Golden Hills Church in Brentwood, Ca. on December 3,2012 at 1pm. Ruby asked that no flowers be sent but instead donations to the family for service.

Published in Contra Costa Times on Nov. 25, 2012