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Ruby Maidie Stanton Tinker

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Ruby Maidie Stanton Tinker Obituary
Tinker, Ruby Maidie Stanton SAN DIEGO -- Born on June 5, 1921, in London, England. She immigrated to the U.S. with family in June 1926. She celebrated her 5th birthday crossing the Atlantic at the Captain's table. She became a U.S. citizen. She lived in New Jersey until 13 years. She enjoyed life on board- walks. Her family moved to St. Petersburg, FL, in 1934. She graduated from St. Pete High 1939. She became a well- known piano teacher in the area. Married at 35 to Gerald "Tim" Tinker of Tampa, on September 15, 1956. Tim was son of Major Gen. C.L. Tinker of Tinker Air Force Base in OK City. They moved to Bonita, CA, 1967. Ruby continued teaching piano and retired at 88 (70 years teaching). She enjoyed stamp collecting, traveling with family, building/managing homes, classical music, piano playing/teaching. Ruby led a full life. Saw the world, many friends, married for 47 years, raised four children, many dogs she loved. Best of all, Ruby is a Christian now in heaven. Survived by children Phillip, Andrew, David, Pamela; also daughters- in-law Dawn and Holly, son-in-law Bruce, grand- children Amanda, Luke, Ariana, Jeremiah, and Josephine. We love you Mum/Nana. She went to heaven April 25, 2013 at 9 a.m. Funeral services Friday, May 3rd, at 1 p.m. at Glen Abbey Chapel of the Roses.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune from May 1 to May 7, 2013
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