Helen <I>Ritchey</I> Hurst Gribble

Helen Ritchey Hurst Gribble

Greenville, Hunt County, Texas, USA
Death 29 Sep 1985 (aged 71)
Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas, USA
Burial Wellington, Collingsworth County, Texas, USA
Plot Sec 10 Row 12
Memorial ID 92131520 · View Source
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The Wellington Leader October 3, 1985

Helen Gribble, 71, died early Sunday morning in St. Mary's of the Plains Hospital in Lubbock, where she had been since August. She had been a Wellington resident 50 years. She was born January 20, 1914 in Greenville, the daughter of the late Robert C. Ritchey and Maida Odom Ritchey.

She moved with her family to Quanah in 1925 and graduated from Quanah High School in 1931 with honors.

She married John M. (Jack) Hurst July 17, 1932 in Quanah and they moved to Wellington from Amarillo in 1935. She worked with her husband, a partner in Palace Drug Store, until his death Feb. 20, 1951.

She was then married to Judge Luther E. Gribble on Dec. 20, 1960 in Wellington, and he also preceded her in death January 8, 1964.

She was a former home economist for West Texas Utilities Company, retiring in 1976 after 20 years of service. She was a past president of Business and Professional Women's Club, Belles Lettres Club, the Hospital Auxiliary, and a member of First Baptist Church for 50 years.

She was on the board of directors of Wellington Cemetery Association 25 years, a member of Lillie Extension Homemakers Club and various other organizations.

Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth Hood of Lubbock, a step-son, Edward Gribble, Newport Beach, Calif., a step-daughter, Joyce Bunin of Richland, Washington, a brother, Robert O. Ritchey, of Forney; grandchildren: Marc Hood of Dallas, Caron Hood of Lubbock, Luther Gribble and Dan Gribble of Newport Beach, Calif., Gretchen Gribble, Los Angeles, Calif., Windy Evers of San Diego, Calif., and a great granddauther, Allyson Evers of San Diego.

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  • Created by: Dodson Cemetery Association
  • Added: 18 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 92131520
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Helen Ritchey Hurst Gribble (20 Jan 1914–29 Sep 1985), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92131520, citing South Fairview Cemetery, Wellington, Collingsworth County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Dodson Cemetery Association (contributor 47740398) .