|Birth: ||Dec. 7, 1928|
|Death: ||May 12, 2011|
Ruby Mae Betcher, age 82, of Baird, Texas, died Thursday,, May 12, 2001, at her home. Services will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, May 15, 2011, at First Baptist Church of Baird with Pastor Jimmy Hatcher officiating. Interment will follow in Ross Cemetery Annex. Parker Funeral Home of Baird is in charge of arrangements. A visitation with family will be from 5:30 to 7:00 PM Saturday evening at the funeral home.
Ruby Mae was born December 7, 1928 in Baird to Aden Atwood and Viola E. Tierney Atwood. She graduated from Baird High School in 1946. Ruby married Billy O. Betcher on June 17, 1950, in Abilene. She worked as a registered nurse at the Callahan County Hospital in Baird and later at Lea General Hospital in Jal, New Mexico, before returning to college.
She received her nursing degree at Odessa College in 1968. She held nursing positions at Eunice, New Mexico, Carlsbad, New Mexico, Seminole, Andrews, and Fort Worth, Texas. She retired in 1997 when the family moved back to Baird.
Ruby Mae was proud of all her family, and she was especially pleased that two of her daughters and four grandchildren are in the medical profession. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Baird.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Bobby Don (Donny) Atwood in 1964, her husband in 2001, and a great-granddaughter, Baylee Alexis Jones, in 1997.
She is survived by her daughters, Tommie Jones of Baird, Brenda Parker of Brownwood, Rhonda Bohr of Saginaw, and Theresa Jackson of Abilene; 10 grandchildren including Ryan David Mitchell and Bobby D. Jones, both of Baird; 19 great-grandchildren, including Brittney Russo of Baird; and 1 great-great-grandson.
Grandsons will service as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to your favorite charity.
Aden Atwood (1904 - 1962)
Viola Atwood (1910 - 1990)
Ruby Mae Atwood Betcher (1928 - 2011)
Bobby Don Atwood (1946 - 1964)*
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: May 14, 2011
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