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RUBY GRANT Obituary
Graveside services for long time El Pasoan, Ruby Grant, who passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014, will be held on Friday, August 1, 9:30 a.m., at Memory Gardens of the Valley Cemetery, with Dr. Bob Nickell of First Baptist Church officiating. Ruby was born on October 5, 1916 in Ravenden, Arkansas, to Dora Justus Grant and Iverson Grant and was the last living sibling of 7. The family moved to the El Paso area when Ruby was 5 years old where her father was postmaster of Fabens at the time. Ruby graduated from Austin High School as valedictorian and Texas College of Mines. She made her home with her sister and brother-in-law, Henry and Mona Cordell, for many years. She was a first grade teacher in the El Paso Independent School District and spent many years at Putnam Elementary School as a 1st grade teacher. Being a person of many interests and abilities, she farmed cotton near Canutillo, TX, and was a businesswoman as well. Family include Bill and Celia Grant, El Paso, TX; Gayle, Carol and Shayne Grant, Dallas, TX; Kevin Grant, Narvon, PA; Ed and Marilyn Jones, El Paso, TX; Leslie Sesich, El Paso, TX; Bill and Peggy Sue Billingsley, Sanger, TX; Susan and Grant Billingsley, New York, NY; Steve and Jodi Gibson, Highland Village, TX; Kerry White, Austin, TX; and Ann Spencer, Austin, TX. Also left to cherish her memory are faithful friends, Carlos and Eloise Lozano of El Paso, TX. In lieu of flowers, please send remembrances to the FBC Foundation, First Baptist Church, El Paso ( 805 Montana, 79902); Gideons International (P.O. Box 2043, El Paso, TX 79951); Gentiva Hospice ( 7500 Viscount C-83, El Paso, TX, 79925). Sincere thanks go to Dr. Jackson, Dr. Raja, Dr. Gutierrez, Dr. Pittle, Dr. Gonzalez, and Gentiva Hospice as well as to caregivers Isabel, Blanca, Ernestina and Ofelia. Services entrusted to Martin Funeral Home West, 128 N. Resler Dr., El Paso, Texas 79912. www.MartinFuneralHomeWest.com
Published in El Paso Times from July 30 to Aug. 6, 2014
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