Ruby C. Carpenter, 93, of Chalk Bluff, passed away Friday, May 24, 2013, at a Waco hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chris Johnson officiating. Private burial will follow at Rosemound Cemetery.
Ruby was born in Womack, Texas, to the late Richard and Emma (Behnke) Hennig. She worked at Pipkin Drug Store for many years and Certainteed, before retiring on March 29, 1985, from Kmart. She loved fishing with friends on the Colorado River and having fish fries for the family. She attended Chalk Bluff Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Oliver Johnson; her second husband of 40+ years, Raymond Carpenter; four brothers; four sisters; grandson, Mike Bright; and just recently, her daughter, Bonnie Bright on May 18, 2013.
Survivors include her son-in-law, Bill Bright, of Chalk Bluff; sister-in-law, Corene Hennig, of Waco; grandsons, Lawrence Bright and wife, Connie, of Chalk Bluff, and James Bright and partner, Paul, of Surprise, AZ; granddaughter-in-law, Connie Jo Bright, of Chalk Bluff; great-grandchildren, Christopher, Stephanie, Cheryl, Corey, Michael, and Billy; leven great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Q12