Ruby Whitman Davis, age 97, of Carlsbad, NM, passed away on August 28, 2013, at Lakeview Christian Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 31, at First United Methodist Church, 207 West Hagerman St. in Carlsbad, with Rev. James Baker officiating. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. at Shady Pine Masonic Cemetery in Hagerman, NM. Visitation will be 1-8 p.m. Friday at West Funeral Home in Carlsbad. Condolences may be expressed at westfuneralhomellc.com
Ruby Mae Baker was born on November 29, 1915, in Hamilton, Texas, to James W. and Georgia (Berry) Baker. She married Paul Whitman on June 22, 1934. They made their home in Dexter, NM. Paul passed away in January 1967. She married Kenneth M. Davis Sr. of Carlsbad, NM, on July 7, 1979. Ken passed away August 24, 1995.
She was preceded in death by her parents; stepmother Louisa Jane Baker; three brothers: Ira Baker, Curtis Baker, and Paskel (Jack) Baker; three sisters: Ora Howard MucCullough, Elizabeth Bowen Hughlett and Verda Boggs; and two stepchildren: Kenneth Davis, Jr. and Vaden (Butch) Davis.
She is survived by two sisters: Joyce Hammack and Ruth Coston, of Silver City, NM; one brother, Rev. James Baker and wife, Wanda, of Sweetwater, TX; two stepsons, Roger Davis and wife Gloria, of Carlsbad, NM, and Noel Davis and wife, Mary Ann, of Phoenix, AZ; stepdaughte-in-law Barbara (Bobbie) Davis, of Chandler, AZ, and numerous nieces, nephews and stepgrandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made in Ruby’s memory to Lakeview Christian Homes or Lakeview Christian Homes Hospice, 1905 West Pierce Street, Carlsbad, NM 88220 or a charity of your choice.