A Small Tribute: Ruby Nola Clayton (1924-2014)


L-R Patricia Ann Colvin, Judith Lee Colvin, Ruby N. Clayton, Jennifer Joyce Colvin, Sandra Kay Colvin. Xmas 2009.

L-R Patricia Ann Colvin, Judith Lee Colvin, Ruby N. Clayton, Jennifer Joyce Colvin, Sandra Kay Colvin. Xmas 2009.

Rare is the transition from this life to the next made so poignantly than it was in the case of Ruby Nola (Clayton) Weaver, (1924-2014) who passed away Saturday, May 10th, 2014, in the comfort of home surrounded by all of her four devoted daughters whose care and loving vigilance serves as an example of the strength of family. Today she will be celebrated in Roxboro, North Carolina,  and tomorrow interred there in the Clayton Family Cemetery.
I had the good fortune to speak with Ruby some years ago, in 1997, and we spoke of her marriage in 1941 to my father. I recall clearly her infectious laugh, her spirited personality, but mostly her honesty. She brooked no pretense, and welcomed the same in others. If you asked a question honestly, she would give you an honest answer. I am grateful for that conversation and that brief moment when she allowed me some insight I would have never gained otherwise. Ruby passed from us a wizened women whose legacy surely is strength and devotion to family. Requiescant in pace, Ruby. You will be missed.

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About Alex Colvin

Senior, History, minoring in Anthropology, University of Houston. Charter President, Walter Prescott Webb Historical Society, (Webb UH Main 2014-2015) University of Houston. Additional credentials can be found in the CV / Services tab.
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