Ruby Dene Goraum (1941 - 2014)

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Ruby Dean Carter Goraum


Ruby Dean Carter Goraum (Nanny, Miss Ruby, Aunt Dean), age 72, of Pensacola, passed away peacefully on Tuesday April 22, 2014.

Ruby was born in Marion, Alabama on November 8, 1941. She was married to Wilber Goraum on April 20, 1962; they were married for 52 wonderful years.

Ruby was a mother, a grandmother and a homemaker. She was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church and during her lifetime enjoyed sports, animals and reading. In her younger years, she volunteered numerous hours at Brent Ballpark and Pine Forest High School. She enjoyed working with her husband running their family business and weekly auction. To her grandchildren, she was known simply as "Nanny". Her grandchildren were her world and she loved to spend time with them, attend their events and watch them thrive.

Ruby is proceeded in death by her parents and many brothers and sisters.

Ruby is survived by her husband, Wilber Goraum; her son, Mike Goraum; her daughter in-law, Tiffany Goraum; her daughter, Michelle Russ; her son-in-law, Steve Russ; her beloved grandchildren, Emily, Delaney, Meagan, Jackson, Blake and Emma; her sisters, Earline Etheredge, Jessie Faye Terry; her niece Loretta Etheredge and many other nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be held at 9:45 am on Thursday April 24, 2014 at Lakeview Baptist Church. The funeral service will be held on Thursday April 24, 2014 at 11:15 am at Lakeview Baptist Church. Brother Charles Mitchell of Lakeview Baptist Church will be officiating. Burial will follow the service at Barrancas National Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Trahan Family Funeral Home.

The family wishes to thank the staff at West Florida Hospital and Covenant Hospice for their care and kindness during her final days.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to her beloved Lakeview Baptist Church, 1100 W Michigan Avenue, Pensacola, FL 32505.

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Published in Pensacola News Journal on Apr. 23, 2014
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