Ruby Kathryn McMickle
Ruby Kathryn McMickle, age 84, of Gonzales, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Texan Nursing and Rehab. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Gonzales Memorial Park with Rev. Chester McCown officiating. Burial will follow. Arrangements are under the direction of Seydler- Hill Funeral Home of Gonzales, Texas. Ruby was born on Aug. 12, 1928, in Gonzales County, Texas to Jasper Robert and Alice Fannie (Boatright) Brooks. She lost her mother when she was nine years old. From that time on, she had to be mother and big sister to the rest of her four siblings. She married Parker McMickle, the love of her life, on Jan. 30, 1946, in Gonzales, Texas. They had two daughters, Martha Alice and Mary Dianne. Ruby was a devoted Christian woman of the Baptist faith and a homemaker for her family for many years. As Parker’s health failed, Ruby became his devoted caretaker until he entered the nursing home in 1982. She went faithfully every day until he died in March 1983. After his death, she volunteered at the nursing home for over 15 years until her health made it impossible for her to do so any longer. Everyone at the nursing home called her “Miss Ruby.” She always had a smile for everyone and helped out wherever she was needed. Ruby was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved her family and was so proud of each one of them. She will be truly missed. She is survived by her two daughters, Martha Hull of Gonzales, Texas and Dianne Trent and husband Jackie of Sweetwater, Texas. Also surviving are two granddaughters, Marcie Crisp and husband Curt and Heather Boscamp and husband Caleb; two great-grandsons, Connor Ray Crisp and Coda Boscamp and one great-granddaughter, Caleigh Boscamp; one brother, Elder Brooks; one sister, Rosetta Jobe; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jasper and Alice Brooks; her husband, Parker McMickle; son-in-law, Clay Hull; one brother, Melvin “Junior” Brooks; and one sister, Doris McMeans. Family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, at the funeral home.