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Ruby J. Walker Young


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Ruby J. Walker Young Obituary
Ruby Jeanette Clarke Walker Young was born on February 11, 1928, the fourth of six children born to Ernest Wilton Clarke and Agnes Levita (Rolle) Clarke in Delray Beach, FL. Ruby is predeceased by her parents, her 2 husbands,, 4 siblings, and her beloved daughter, Cheryl Walker Felton and sister Beatrice Clark Merritt. She passed on March 24, 2018 from cardiorespiratory arrest caused by end stage renal disease.

She grew up in Delray Beach, graduating from Carver High School in 1947. After graduation, in late 1947, Ruby married Clifford Lee Walker Jr. in November 1947 (he was a staff sergeant in the Air Force and was stationed in West Palm Beach). From Ruby and Clifford's union came three daughters: Sandra, Cheryl (C.J.) and Delora (Dee Dee). Sandra was born in 1952 in the Philippines. Cheryl was born in 1953 in Waco, Texas; Dee Dee (Delora) was born in Delray Beach in 1958.

In 1961 Ruby moved to Pasadena, CA, with her three girls; shortly thereafter she divorced Clifford. She loved to travel and cook for others, turned cooking into her vocation, and was the head cook at Woolworth's in Pasadena from 1964 to 1984. She met David Young, a grocer, and married him in 1968. Her fourth daughter Monique was the product of their union.

Ruby leaves to cherish her memory, her daughters Sandra Walker Johnson, Dee Dee (Delora) Walker Knowles-Duff (Laurence), and Monique Young; 6 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, other family and friends.

Ruby's Memorial Service will be held at 11am on May 17, 2018, at Victory Bible Church in Pasadena, CA.
Published in San Gabriel Valley Tribune on May 17, 2018
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