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Ruby Naomi Lackey Andress
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Birth: May 13, 1917
Haskell County
Texas, USA
Death: Mar. 25, 2010
Gila County
Arizona, USA

Lamont Mortuary of Globe,
Globe, Arizona

Ruby Andress, age age 92, passed away March 25, 2010. She was born in Haskell, TX May 13, 1917 to Rueben and Olien Lackey. She grew up in Haskell with her large family of sisters and cousins.

On Dec. 3, 1932, she married JT Andress, her best friends brother. Together they had three kids: Billie Somerville, Dave(deceased) of Globe and Ron(Ruth) of Chino Valley and Gary(LaVerna) of Globe.

In 1940 they moved to Miami where JT found work in the mines and they raised their family. In 1945, Naomi and JT joined a group that established a Southern Baptist Church in the area and became charter members of Trinity Baptist Church. Naomi was active in church activities like teaching sunday school, supporting youth and mission activities, doing what ever needed to be done and leading by by her christian example.

In 1959, the closing of the Miami Copper Mine forced them to move to Grants, NM where JT found work. They were able to move back to the area and their home church when, in 1965, they established the Burger Box in Lower Miami across from George Washington School. Naomi loved to go on picnics, fishing and camping. She eagerly planned for the annual family 2 week camping trip to the White Mountains.

The Rusty Nail was where family and friends gathered for good food and fun. She was a great cook and her cobblers, biscuits and gravy were treats for the campers. She loved having her family around her playing cards and board games, sharing stories, and songs around the campfire and participating in talent show nights. Everyone knew grandma was hard to beat at Rummy.

She enjoyed crocheting, and working on word puzzles. For 65 years she remained a faithful member and contributor to the Trinity Baptist Church, regularly attending Sunday School and church until her death. She was a good lifelong friend to many, offering her counsel and sharing her ability to enjoy life. She was an inspiration and a role model for friends and family alike.

She loved her family and family holidays and celebrations. Mom, Mother, Grandma, Nana, GiGi will be greatly missed by her 2 sons, 2 daughter-in-laws, 7 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. She also leaves 2 sisters Frieda Fly of Rochester, TX and Juanita Grimes of Weinert, TX and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her sisters Willie Andress and Alta Davis, her sister-in-law and friend Lola Wisler.

Memorials may be made to Christian Veterinary Mission (CVM)-Schweck in care of the Trinity Baptist Church, P.O. Box 2733, Globe, AZ 85502.

The visitation will be held March 30 at 10:00 am at Trinity Baptist Church followed by the service at 11:00 am. The interment will follow at Globe Cemetery.
Family links: 
  J. T. Andress (1914 - 1993)
  Billie Joyce Andress Somerville (1933 - 2011)*
*Calculated relationship
Globe Cemetery
Gila County
Arizona, USA
Created by: Sharla
Record added: Apr 03, 2010
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Ruby Naomi <i>Lackey</i> Andress
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Ruby Naomi <i>Lackey</i> Andress
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 Added: Apr. 3, 2010

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