Woodward County Obituaries

Ruby Lee (Walker) Parsons
29 Aug 1924 - 06 Feb 2008
Woodward News
08 Feb 2003
Page 3

Ruby Parsons, 83-year-old Woodward resident, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008 in the Woodward Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008 in the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Tony Barros officiating. Interment will be in the Elmwood Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home.

Ruby Lee (Walker) Parsons was born on Aug. 29, 1924 south of Woodward, Okla. to Fred Thomas and Hazel (Stoner) Walker. Ruby was reared south of Woodward and she and her brother Bud walked three miles to school every day in Woodward. When Ruby was 12 years of age she would go to the harvest field and help her neighbors fix meals. She worked for the head of the USDA Field Station at his home taking care of their children and doing housework when she was 15 years of age. Ruby was united in marriage to Jack Parsons on August 31, 1940 in Woodward, Okla. They made their home on the farm north of Woodward. To this union they were blessed with three children, Leona Marie, Cecil Leroy and Douglas Dale. In 1948 the family moved into Woodward and they sold their farm in 1955. Ruby worked for TG&Y and she also worked for Sam Gann at his clothing store and fabric store. While Jack owned Midway Motors, Ruby owned the House of Bargains, they worked side by side until they retired in 2000 because of Jack’s ill health. Jack preceded her in death on September 28, 2007.

Ruby was a member of the First Baptist Church and loved attending Sunday School when she was able. She was very talented at music, playing the piano and organ by ear. Ruby and her two sisters earned their GED‚s from Woodward High School in 1988. Ruby loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by one daughter Leona Smith and husband Harold of Mooreland; one son Cecil Parsons and wife Jerri Ann of Woodward; six grandchildren, Sheila Reazin and husband Lonnie of Mooreland; Greg Smith of Oklahoma City; Jeff Smith of Mooreland; Kimberly Stockton and husband Jeff of Jarrell, Texas; Mike Parsons; Bo Parsons, both of Haysville, Kan.; 10 great-grandchildren, Talor, Dalton, and Lane Reazin; Corbin Smith; Kelton Smith; J.B., Jordan, and Jett Stockton; Kristen and Trenten Parsons; sisters-in-law, Vada Brady of Houston, Texas; Leslie Stambaugh of Piedmont; and Virginia Walker of Lebanon, Ore.; other relatives and many good friends.

Besides her husband Jack she was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Beulah Donley, Nadine Richard, three brothers, Bud, Joe, and Waldo Walker and her beloved son Doug Parsons on August 10, 1968.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund with the funeral home accepting the contributions.

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