March 5, 1936 ~ May 27, 2017

Born in: Colorado Springs, CO,
Resided in: Pueblo West, CO

Ruby Louise West-White of Pueblo West, CO passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017 . She was born at St. Francis Hospital in Colorado Springs, on March 5, 1936 and relocated with the family to Southern California as a young girl. She was a graduate of Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, CA. She continued her education at Southern California Bible College (now Vanguard University) where she met her future husband (Ray) of 56 years, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education in 1959. Ruby was an elementary school teacher for 30 years in elementary schools in California and Queensland, Australia. Survived by her siblings, Jeenie West Gordon of Hacienda Heights, CA and Benjamin West of Long Beach, CA; two children - Timothy Wayne White of La Quinta, CA and Brenda Sue Tracy of Pueblo West, CO; four grandchildren Dylan White, Olivia, Rachel, and Amelia Tracy; two nieces and two nephews. Preceded in death by her mother, Ethel Mayola West and father, Everett Virgil West. Ruby was a volunteer at her church, serving as a Sunday school teacher, choir member, and visitor for the sick and aged. She was an avid craftsperson. The family would like to especially thank Janet Janessen and Chris Romero, her nurses from Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care and Dr. Jan Dunn of Kaiser, Pueblo North, for their caring and dedicated professionalism. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Amazing Grace Fellowship in Pueblo West at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

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  1. Even though Ruby is not with us now we truly look forward to the moment until we meet again. She is a guiding light…a reflection of Christ likeness; this discribes her love she has for others.

    Ruby, we know you are with our father in heaven…God bless you and Ray.

  2. The few years we have known Ruby I will always remember her beautiful smile and sweet spirit. She was always an agent of the Lord. Though she no longer walks this earth, her memory will remain.

    Praying that the peace and comfort of the Lord surround you, Ray, Tracy and the granddaughters.

  3. Ruby was a special longtime friend and we shared some great chats & times of laughter over the years. We first met Ruby & Ray over 40 years ago when they were living in our country, Australia, where they both served as school teachers in our city of Toowoomba.
    We were saddened to hear of Ruby’s passing from this earthly life but we praise God that she is now safe in the arms of Jesus. Our sincerest sympathy and love to you Ray and to Tim & Brenda & families. We would love to have been able to attend Ruby’s Celebration of Life Service but as it is not possible at this time, we want you to know our prayers and love will be with you all. Ruby was such a sweet woman of God and much loved by many. We are so pleased that we had 2 weeks in Pueblo last August and shared some precious times together. I was also able to talk with Ruby by phone from Australia just a couple of days before her Home Calling.
    Lovingly, Pauline & Doug Gray QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA.

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