Ruby J. Hockey

July 31, 1920November 12, 2020

Ruby J. Hockey, 100, passed away November 12, 2020 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She was born July 31, 1920 in Brooten, Minnesota, daughter of John Bennett and Anna Marie (Nelson) Wall. She grew up with three sisters: Eleanor, Melba and Jane. Ruby graduated from Brooten High School, and her higher education was earned at the University of Minnesota. She was a Business Education Teacher and also worked in the office at the Arizona State Board of Medical Examiners. Ruby was a parishioner at the First United Methodist Church in Glendale, Arizona, belonging to the choir and various other organizations throughout the church. She was also a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood (Philanthropic Educational Organization).

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    Friday, November 20, 2020



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Alice Hoffman

November 20, 2020

In loving memory of Ruby, a strong woman who raised her son to be a caring, conscientious man. I just reviewed my 1973-5 diaries to share my first impressions of meeting Ruby; she had "a lovely home, a beautiful cat, and fixed chicken and pizza dinners" for Tom & me on a couple of occasions. Looking back now from the age she was then, I am sure she was concerned about her young son being too friendly with a girl whose parents had died and who was living in another state, but she still allowed him to call, write endless letters, and comfort me when I was lonely and far away, and I'll always be thankful for that. I'm also so thankful for our enduring friendship and for Yuliana who is there to comfort you in person. I'll be keeping you all in my thoughts today and every day. Love, Alice


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