Ruby Stacy Layton
1921 - 2012
On December 22, 2012, Ruby Stacy Layton went to live in heaven with her beloved husband, John, who preceded her in death in 2010.
Ruby was born to Nannie (Stewart) and John David Stacey on May 3, 1921. Growing up in Kentucky until the 1940's, she moved to Tennessee, then Detroit where she became a Stouffer Girl, waitressing in their large dining rooms in both Detroit and New York City. In 1951 she vacationed in California, and loved it so much, she decided to stay. Living and working near the strand in Hermosa Beach until she met John, who was the love of her life. They married and bought a small home in Redondo Beach, where she remained for over 60 years.
In the mid-1950's Ruby worked for Hughes Aircraft and in 1960 she and John were blessed with twin girls. She enjoyed being a homemaker and a seamstress, staying home, taking care of her family, raising her girls, and welcoming many friends along the way. She was a founding member of The South Bay Mothers' of Twins Club, and was a member of the First Congregational Church of Lawndale. She will be missed by all.
Ruby is survived by her daughters, Amber Layton Fowler (Kerry), of Bakersfield CA, and Amaris Layton Ratajesak (Jerry), of Oceanside CA, three grandchildren Johnny Wheeler, of Bakersfield CA, Justin Fowler, of Bakersfield, CA Jerrine Cochran of Torrance, CA and one great-grandson, Erick Bert of Torrance, CA.
Services will be held this Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Pacific Crest Cemetery/Chapel at 11:00am. Graveside service will follow.
Published in Daily Breeze from Jan. 2 to Jan. 4, 2013