Ruby Caldwell

October 12, 1931January 16, 2023
Obituary of Ruby Caldwell
Ruby Irene Caldwell, age 91, was born the fourth child of twelve children in Oakdale, Louisiana on October 12, 1931 to Albert and Beulah DeVore. She went to be with the Lord on January 16, 2023. She committed her life to Christ in July of 1953. Ruby graduated from Merryville High School in 1948. After graduation, she moved to Houston where she met her husband of 49 years. She was married on August 26, 1950 and had 2 children, Lynnda and Rhonda. Ruby devoted her life to her daughters and husband as a homemaker until her children began school. She took great pride in sewing all of the clothing for her daughters and planning well balanced meals for the family. Ruby served in their church by teaching preschool at Thomas Avenue Baptist Church. As her children grew, Ruby went to work as a part time crossing guard police officer and later worked as a secretary at the City of Houston in the electrical division. As she aged, her grace and beauty only increased. She was adored by all of her grandchildren. Ruby was preceded in death by her loving husband, L.B. Caldwell; parents, Beulah and Albert DeVore; daughter, Rhonda C. Orso; grandsons, John Kelly Orso IV (Chip) and Darrell Forman; son-in-law, EJ Forman, 4 brothers and 4 sisters. She is survived by her daughter, Lynnda C. Forman; grandchildren, Randy Forman, Kari Holmes (Grant), and Kimberly Townsend (Daniel); 7 great grandchildren; brothers, Coleman DeVore and D.A. DeVore (Betty); sister, Betty Tolar; numerous nieces, nephews, and dear friends. Family and friends are invited to attend a remembrance of her life on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 with visitation at 12pm and service at 1pm at Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home at 13102 N. Freeway Houston, TX 77060 with graveside beginning at 2:00pm. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation- North Texas Chapter, 4040 N. Central Expressway Suite 810 Dallas, TX 75204 or online at A visitation for Ruby will be held Wednesday, January 25, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home, 13102 North Fwy, Houston, TX 77060.

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  • Daniel Moore
  • Daniel Townsend
  • Grant Holmes
  • Randy Forman
  • Darren Edwards
  • Nathan Sliter

  • The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - North Texas Chapter 4040 N. Central Expressway, Suite 810, Dallas, Texas 75204

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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

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