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Ruby E. Fawcett

September 26, 1928 ~ January 25, 2019 (age 90)

Ruby Ethel (DuBose) Fawcett died on January 25, 2019, in Corpus Christi, TX.  She was 90 years old.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester (Les) Day Fawcett.   Ruby is survived by her 3 children, Stephanie, Howard (Teresa), and Gregg (Cindy) Fawcett.  She also leaves behind 5 grandchildren, Ryan Bird (Alexandra), Shanna Stone (Richard), Edward Settle, Miranda Fawcett, and Marah Fawcett, and 4 great-grandchildren, Heather Bird, Emma Stone, Victor Bird, and Margaret Bird. 

Ruby was born on September 26, 1928 in Sandia, TX, to Ellie D. DuBose, Jr., and Fannie Ruby (Rees) DuBose of Sinton, TX.  She graduated from Sinton High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in business administration from Texas A & I University, now Texas A & M University – Kingsville.  She married Lester Fawcett on October 27, 1951. 

In addition to being a devoted wife and mother, Ruby had a successful business career.  She was a highly regarded seamstress, a district manager for World Book Encyclopedia, and an entrepreneur.  In the latter role she founded and operated three retail stores.  Ruby retired at the age of 80 as the office manager for Baywood Exterminating in Crosby, TX. 

Ruby was active in her community.  She served as a room mother, cub scout den mother and girl scout leader.  Her home was a bustling hub for children, friends and family alike.  She always provided a shoulder to lean on and an ear to listen. 

Ruby was a devout Christian and practiced her faith all her life.  She taught Sunday School to young and old, visited shut-ins, provided meals to the sick, mentored and taught reading to prison inmates, organized and participated in other church-related activities too numerous to count. 

Most of all, Ruby was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.  She was a role model to emulate and a guiding light to all who knew her.  She will be deeply missed. 

The family would like to express their profound gratitude to the staff of Villa Corpus Christi South, especially those working in the Stepping Stones Memory Care Unit, and the Christus Spohn Hospice workers.  We will never forget the constant love, care and support you gave our mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother during the last months of her life. A visitation for family and friends will be held at Sterling-White Funeral Home 11011 Crosby-Lynchburg Rd. Highlands, on Friday February 1, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. followed by services in Sterling White funeral Home. Interment will be in Sterling White Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Sterling-White Funeral Home 11011 Crosby-Lynchburg Rd. Highlands, Texas 77562. To offer condolences to the family, please visit lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association

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