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RUBY MAE RHODES Born 9/6/1926 - Passed Away 9/23/2012 "A True Southern Bell" Ruby was born Ruby Mae Durham in Sumter, South Carolina on Sept 6th, 1926 to her father Samuel Lester Durham and her mother born Lucy Almetta Huges. She was the 3rd child of 6 sisters and 1 brother. She married Dr. Gordon Eugene Stubbs on Feb 28, 1946 in San Antonio, Texas. They had two sons Lester Eugene Stubbs and Gordon William Stubbs. While married to Gordon she worked hard as a computer programmer and managing supervisor for the US Navy in Honolulu, Hawaii. Relatives have remarked "if she supported you, she would give you the shirt off of her back". On October 9th, 1976 she married Joseph Carlisle Rhodes in Detroit, Michigan. During her retirement, JC and Ruby enjoyed traveling together and lived 25 years in Sun City West, Arizona. After JC's passing, Ruby has lived in Corona, CA for the past 4 years and has made many friends at the Valencia Terrance Senior living including George that she dined with often. Ruby passed away peacefully Aug, 23rd, 2012 after being the proud mother of 2 sons, 3 step sons, 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren with more on the way. Ruby will be loved and remembered forever.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Sept. 28, 2012
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