Ruby Ethel Wilson was born in Atlanta, Nebraska on Jan. 9, 1913 and passed away peacefully in the arms of Jesus on May 9, 2018 at the age of 105 years and four months after living a full and gracious life.
Ruby is preceded in death by parents WM and Cora Thomas; loving husband, Joseph; daughter, Georgia Keough; son and daughter in law, Ronald and Diana Wilson, and seven siblings.
She is survived by six daughters; Ruby Jo Ray, Glendale, AZ., Josephine Portillo of Albuquerque, NM., Margaret James, Kelso, WA., Evelyn Mitchell, Riverbank, CA., Brenda Brannon, Modesto, CA., Glenda Masters (Ed), Modesto, CA; son in law, Donald Keough, Ceres, CA; sister, Jan Walter, Ft. Worth, TX., and was adored by 139 grandchildren.
The family moved to Modesto in the 30's; Mom was a homemaker who baked biscuits every meal, scrumptious pies, cobblers, and fried chicken every Sunday. She was the oldest and the longest member of The House Modesto where over the years she served as the secretary for the Sunday school class and quilted for the women's Missionary Group who made and sent quilts to missionaries around the world.
Her passion and gifts were her family whom she loved unconditionally as well as hospitality and service. Many friends called her "Mom". She brightened any room she was in and filled it with love. Thank you Lord for blessing us with the best.
Franklin & Downs Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Wilson Family. A Viewing will be held on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Franklin & Downs, 1050 McHenry Ave. from 4:00 – 8:00pm. The Memorial Service will be held on May 25, 2018 at the House Modesto, 1601 Coffee Rd. at 10:00am. The Committal service will follow at 11:30am at Lakewood Memorial Park, 900 Santa Fe Ave. in Hughson.