Ruby Lucille Hart

Ruby Lucille (Newbery) Hart died early Wednesday morning, February 7, 2018 at her home in Gilroy, California. Ruby was born on October 28, 1922 in Jacksonville, Illinois.

Ruby and Bill married on June 21, 1944 at Camp Rucker near Dothan, Alabama where Bill was stationed until deployed to France in December, 1944.

Ruby was a full time homemaker, but she was always active in community life and set a quiet example for everyone with volunteer work at church, school events, service clubs and youth organizations. Ruby loved gardening and taking care of her indoor geraniums and African violets for which she had a magic touch. Everyone knew her as a very kind and gentle soul.

Ruby is survived by two of her four siblings, Wilhelmina “Dolly” Findley of San Antonio, Texas and Elizabeth Dieckamp of Indianapolis, Indiana. She is also survived by her husband Bill; sons Jeffrey (Beverly) Hart of Valley Springs, David (Joycelyn) Hart of Davis and daughter Patricia Karr of Carpinteria; five grandchildren, two great grandchildren and nine nieces and nephews.

A funeral service is at 2:00pm on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at Gilroy Presbyterian Church, 6000 Miller Avenue, Gilroy, CA, 95020.

A private family burial will follow.

In lieu of flowers, any donations made in Ruby’s honor can be made to Gilroy Presbyterian Church at the address above or in her name to the donor’s charity of choice.

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October 28, 1922 – February 7, 2018