Ruby Dean Yates Davis passed away Oct. 22, 2009 in Newhall, Calif.
She was born in Daviston on March 16, 1923 to Jerry and Leitha Yates.
She was the youngest of eight children.
After graduating from high school, she moved to Birmingham to train for a nursing career at St. Vincent’s Hopsital in 1940.
She transferred to Holy Name Hospital in Gadsden and graduated with Registered Nurse and Radiology Technologists degrees. She worked for years for Dr. Ford’s private practice in Gadsden.
She met Lewis Davis in the 1940’s and they began a long friendship and courtship, eventually marrying in 1955. The newlyweds bought a farm in Shelby County to start their new life.
She worked part time at Shelby Memorial Hospital when it opened in 1959 as an x-ray technician. Her career path also included working in Dr. Alvin Stinson’s private practice until he retired.
For the rest of her career, she worked for Shelby Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home as a nurse in various departments and retired from there in 1984.
After Lewis’ death in 1998, she moved to Southern California and enjoyed the rest of her retirement with her daughter Susan and her family.
Ruby is survived by her two daughters, Mary Ann Davis and Susan Corleto, as well as her son-in-law, Oscar Corletto, and her grandson, Eddie Corleto of Santa Clarita, Calif. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Ridouts Trussville on Wednesday, Oct. 28 from 5-7 p.m.
Funeral services will be held in the Chapel at Ridouts Trussville on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. with burial following immediately at Jefferson Memorial Garden, Trussville.
Ridout’s Trussville Chapel directing.