Ruby Schroder - April 18, 2013
Ruby Schroder was born on Jan. 20, 1925 at Garfield, N. M. She was the youngest of six children born to James Jefferson and Fannie Belle (Stark) Lewis.
Ruby grew up in the Garfield area and graduated from Anthony N.M. High School in 1943. After graduation she moved to Glendale, Calif. where she worked in a factory during World War II.
It was during the war period where she met a young soldier named Clark Schroder in California and they were married on March 11, 1946 in Grant, Neb. Five children were born to this union. They made their farm home southeast of Grant until 1979 when they moved into town.
Clark died in 1992 and Ruby continued to maintain her home in Grant. It was during this period she was employed by the Perkins County Community Hospital in housekeeping and later in the kitchen. Ruby moved to the Golden Ours Convalescent Home in June of 2012. She died peacefully at Golden Ours on Tuesday morning, April 9, 2013. She had reached the age of 88.
Ruby had been an active member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Grant. She belonged to the Texas Trail extension club while on the farm and was a member of the Grant American Legion Auxiliary. Ruby enjoyed the Perkins County Senior Center and was active with crafts at the center. She also enjoyed her flowers and putting arrangements together.
In addition to her parents and husband, Ruby was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Joyce, and one son, Merlin; her three sisters, Lillie, Ida Belle, and Bessie and her two brothers, Willard and Robert.
She is survived by three sons, Voloice and wife Beverly of Ogallala, Neb. and Bernard and wife Dixie and Doug and wife Kathy, all of rural Grant; seven grandchildren, Michael, Sherlyn and husband Ray Edwards, Amy and husband John Peterson, Kimberly and husband Mike Miller, Robin Quinn, Chris, and Leslie and husband Mark Harms; eight great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Virginia Schroder, Vera Martin and Janet Schroder; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held April 12, 2013 at the Grant Zion Lutheran Church with Pastor Ron Krause officiating.
Burial was in the Grant Fairview Cemetery.
Bullock-Long Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.