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Ruby Smith


1917 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Ruby Smith age 97, former Tucumcari NM resident passed away on Thursday June 4, 2015, in Mount Pleasant, TX.
Ruby was born August 2, 1917, in Quay, NM.
She grew up in Quay and graduated from Quay High School in 1934. She attended the opening fall semester of ENMU in 1934. In 1938 She married Clarence Smith and they made their home in Tucumcari. She worked for the New Mexico Bureau of Reclamation for 35 years retiring in 1982. She had been an active in the community serving in Altrusa, B & P W and the DAR. She served as the church treasure for the Trinity Baptist Church of 15 Years.
After the death of her husband, Clarence she moved to Houston to be near family. She lived at the Terrace At Willow Brook for 9 years before moving to Pleasant Spring Health Care Center where she lived until her death.
Surviving Ruby are her three children, Ollie Smith of Estes Park, CO, Lonnie Smithand, wife Karen of Mount Pleasant Tx and Donna Arnold & husband Randy of Houston, Tx. Also surviving are 3 grandchildren, Mark and Kimberly Arnold, Jennifer and Aaron Forrest and Christopher Smith along with 6 great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Alba Moore; three brothers, Virgil, Ollie and Charlie Moore; three sisters, Rua Parker, Lois Wright, and Nona Lizut; one grandson, Lonnie Smith Jr and Ruby's husband, Clarence Smith who passed away August of 1995.
Graveside funeral services will be Wednesday morning June 10, 2015, in the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery beginning at 10:00 AM. Memorials may be made to the Cypress Basin Hospice, 207 Morgan Street, Mount Pleasant, TX.
Arrangements entrusted to Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari NM.
Published in the Quay County Sun on June 10, 2015
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