Ruby Pearl Wall Halen went to be with the Lord on Friday March 29, 2013, Good Friday. She was born Ruby Pearl Walker on February 28, 1919 in Athens, TX to James Huston & Ruby Maude (Overstreet) Walker. She was the 6th of fourteen children. Pearl grew up a farmer's daughter. When she was nine she rode the horses that went round and round that ran the hay baler. She also picked cotton until she was 15 when she married her first husband, Ted Slife, they had three children. She married Edwin F. Wall in 1947. They were married 34 years until his death in 1981. They had one son, Edwin F. Wall Jr. Pearl met her third husband, Ed Halen, on the golf course at Elkhorn Country Club. They were married in 1984. Ed passed away in 2001. In 2004 Pearl went to live with her daughter, Janis Fae, in Louisiana. They moved back to Lodi in 2010 after the passing of Janis' husband. Pearl went to cosmetology school and opened her own beauty shop "Ruby Pearl Beauty Salon" in her home on Lockeford St. She was also a hostess at "Hotel Lodi", a waitress at the "Traveler's Hotel", worked in a dress shop and dry cleaners and ran the cafeteria at the "Bindy Cannery".
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She was a charter member of the Lodi Elks Club, President of the Women of Lodi Fire Department, member of the Boys & Girls Club, member of the Moose Lodge and a member of the Eagles.
She also had an unsuccessful run for the Lodi City Council.
She is preceded in death by her daughter, Janis, ten brothers and sisters, three husbands and several grandchildren.
Pearl is survived by her three sons, Ed (Glenda) Wall, Bill (Carol) Slife and Melvin (Lorelei) Slife; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren and one on the way; and numerous nieces and nephews.
We would like to make special mention of Myrna, who visited Mom on a nearly daily basis and always came with a little something for her; Vern for his good and generous heart, who took "Spring" Mom's dog, in when Mom needed somewhere for her. He took "Spring" to visit Mom and she and "Spring" so enjoyed their time together. Please forgive our inadvertent omission of anyone.
Viewing will be Monday from 12:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10:00am at the Donahue Funeral Home.
Published in Lodi News-Sentinel from Apr. 5 to Apr. 12, 2013