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June 15, 2014

Ruby Movelle Anderson

May 1, 1927-June 10, 2014

DUNCAN — Ruby passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 with family and friends by her side. She became an angel with grace and courage. She had no doubts about the wonderful life Jesus had waiting for her. Her loving spirit and mind still with her but her body was done with this world.

Ruby was born to Oscar and Florence Gardner at their rural farm in Duncan, May 1, 1927. She married J.B. Anderson in 1945 and raised one child, Vivian.

Ruby was preceded in death by Oscar and Florence, her beloved husband J.B. brother; Orland (Ida Sue), sister; Eudine, infant sister Emma Ann, brother Bill (Pauline, sister-in-law, Margie Gardner, niece Shari Hogan and her son-in-law Butch Keen.

Ruby is survived by her daughter; Vivian Keen, brothers; James and Gus Gardner, sister; Hallene Newman, also numerous nieces and nephews, Linda (Tommy) Cooper, Joy (Eddie) Battershell, Bill (Suzanne Gardner, Rita (Jim) Herman, James (Mary) Newman, Steve (Nona) Newman, Cathy (Patton) Parish, Carolyn (Greg) Gammon, Greg (Gwyn) Gardner, Tim (Julie) Gardner, David (Sandra) Gardner, Stacy Hackler, Earl (Penny) Gardner, Ralena (Mike) Fewell. Extended family Jennifer Mello, Kirsten Doering, Max Prada. Special blessings to Kirsten, Max and Infinity hospice who helped with bedside care during the last days.

Until the last Ruby continued to cook Christmas goodies, and gardened enough in the summer to feed half the neighborhood.

Funeral services will be held in Duncan at Carter-Smart Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, June 16, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. She will be laid to rest next to her beloved J.B. at the Duncan Cemetery.

Family visitation will be Monday evening from 5 – 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers. A celebration of life in Reno will be planed later this year.

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