LAS CRUCES — Ruby Rose Emerson, 57, passed away in Dexter, on March 7, 2013.
Ruby was born in Las Cruces, Nov. 4, 1955, to Ralph and Almeda Emerson, the second of three children.
Ruby graduated from Mayfield High School in 1973, and received her welding certification from NMSU. Ruby started her work career with the city of Las Cruces as a lifeguard at the Apodaca Park swimming pool. Ruby moved to the Roswell area to work at the bus factory. Throughout her work history, many of Ruby’s jobs were in the security field. Ruby was most recently working for American Federal Contractors, a job she loved.
Ruby was an animal lover and always kept pets in her home. Ruby enjoyed travel and took opportunities to visit other countries, and worked in the Middle East for two years.
Ruby is remembered as a loving daughter, sister, aunt and friend. Her kindness and laughter are missed.
Ruby is survived by her parents Ralph Sr. and Almeda Emerson, of Mesilla Park; her brothers Carl (Jacquelynn), of Tebbetts, Mo., and Ralph Jr., of Mesilla Park; and two nephews, Eric (Tara) Emerson, of New Bloomfield, Mo., and Dane Emerson, of Tebbetts. Ruby is survived in the home by best friend Margaret Malacara, and her son Mauricio.
Ruby enjoyed the love and support of the Noriega family while living in Dexter. Other survivors include Aunt Joan Emerson; cousins, Larry (Maria) Emerson and Dennis (Susan) Emerson; two great-nieces, Ashlie and Ellie Emerson; and one great-nephew Kyle Emerson, of New Bloomfield.
Ruby joins uncles, Calvin Emerson, Joe Emerson and Jay Emerson; and cousin Bill Emerson.
A service for Ruby will be held on April 5, 2013, at 2 p.m., at Mountain View Christian Church in Las Cruces.
A contribution account has been established at Bank of America by Ruby’s brother, Carl Emerson.