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Carter E. Ruby


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Carter E. Ruby Obituary
December 30, 1920 - January 9, 2016 Carter was born on December 30, 1920, in Liberty, Saskatchewan, Canada, to Boyd and Grace Ruby, homesteaders from Iowa. The family moved to Los Angeles in 1923 and were active in the Culver City community. Carter attended Hamilton High School. He and his two brothers were members of the Crescent Bay District of the Boy Scouts of America and became the first family in the District to have three Eagle Scout siblings. Carter worked with his father in home construction for several years while also attending UCLA where he received varsity letters for boxing. He joined the Theta Delta Chi fraternity and served as president. He was also in the ROTC and, like so many of his classmates, he skipped his 1943 graduation ceremony to transition into active duty for World War II. He attended Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, GA., and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army. He closed out his military career in 1946 as a 1st Lieutenant serving as a member of the Prison Officer team overseeing the care and security of the defendants in the lead trial of the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg. Upon his return home, Carter joined General Petroleum Company (later merged into Mobil Oil Corp). Most important, he met Anne Grieve there. They married in 1953 and settled in Whittier. They loved playing bridge, traveling to Alisal Ranch, Balboa, and Las Vegas, and dancing at the Pea Pickers' Ball with their wide circle of family and dear friends. They built their dream home in La Habra Heights in 1962 for the two of them and their daughter and son. Carter's career found its sweet spot in real estate management. This led to a 1965 relocation to New York headquarters and a home in New Canaan, CT., where Carter and Anne took up tennis. He became a regional Real Estate Manager in 1968, relocating his workplace to Philadelphia and their home to Villanova, PA. In 1973, Carter transferred to the western region headquarters in Los Angeles and he and Anne settled in Brentwood. They were delighted to be back with family and longtime friends, and to make new friends at Riviera Tennis Club. Carter retired in 1984 and enjoyed consulting in real estate, traveling with Anne to Europe and throughout the U.S. and Canada, and later assisting her and making new friends in her venture as a real estate agent. Carter was grateful for the support of family, friends, his medical team and other professionals, and his team of caregivers during these past years of gradually failing health. He passed peacefully early in the morning of January 9 at UCLA Hospital with family at his side. He is predeceased by his brothers, Bill and Bob, and his loving wife, Anne (2010), and survived by his daughter Chris Ruby Stubbs and husband Gary Stubbs, his son Dale Ruby and wife Stacia Ruby, four grandchildren (Brian Stubbs and wife Susan, Tracie Stubbs Mahon and husband Brian, Doug Ruby, and Kirk Ruby), and seven great-grandchildren (Ben Stubbs and wife Katrina, Luke Stubbs, Bryce Stubbs, Adam Stubbs, Nate Mahon, Hope Mahon, and Gabrielle Mahon). A private interment with immediate family was held with military honors at Rose Hills Cemetery. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 5, at 1:00 pm at the Vineyard Westside, 3838 Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles 90066. In lieu of flowers, donations would be gratefully accepted in Carter's honor by the Vineyard Westside (Benevolence Fund).
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Feb. 6 to Feb. 8, 2016
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