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Ruby Lynn Nation

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Ruby Lynn Nation was welcomed into the arms of her loving Savior on July 1, 2020. She was born November 29, 1925, in Merit, TX, to Charlie Elvin and Eddie Mae (Stover) Nation. Ruby was a very studious child and always did her best at whatever task she undertook. In 1942, she graduated as Valedictorian of her class from Quinlan High School. Ruby attended night school and became proficient in typing, shorthand and accounting. She worked for Lenel Perfumes in Dallas, TX, as an executive secretary to the president for ten years. After leaving Lenel, she worked for 30 years for Atlantic Richfield Oil Company, starting as an executive secretary and working her way up to payroll manager. In her job as payroll manager, she traveled extensively, mostly to Alaska.

Ruby was a very devout Christian and an avid student of the Bible, having professed faith in God at an early age. She was a long time member of First Baptist Church Rockwall, having taught the Martha Sunday school class for 20 years. She greatly enjoyed planning her lessons. Ruby also served on the finance committee, helped with the children’s choir and was a member of the Joy Club. She was a very loving sister who was generous and caring to others. Those who knew her will miss her sweet spirit.

Ruby loved to travel and one of her favorite trips was the annual trip each summer to Colorado with her mother, her sister, Joyce, and her nephew, David. She also traveled extensively with her dear friend, Pat Hartin, and one time they drove all the way to Alaska and stayed six weeks.

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents: Charlie and Effie Nation; brother: Ed Nation and wife Beth; sisters: Essie Burch and husband Onley, and Charlesy Young and husband Jake; and nephews: Charles Ray Burch and John Pope. She is survived by her sister: Joyce Fisher and husband Wayne; nephews: David Fisher and wife Debbie, Sammy Young and Stephen Nation; nieces: Betty Pope and Janet Rosson and husband Fred; and her dear friend and caretaker: Patricia Starling.

Funeral services will be held 2:00pm, Monday, July 6, 2020, at First Baptist Church, 610 S. Goliad Street, Rockwall, with Pastor Steve Swofford and Pastor Jesse Crouch officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 610 S. Goliad Street, Rockwall, TX 75087, or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105 or www.stjude.org.


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