Ruby Peveto Van Meter Brown was born in Orange, Texas on July 16, 1931, to Louis Rubenstein and Gladys LaRue Wilson Peveto. She passed away on Thursday, Oct. 22, in Orange.

Rube was forever young at heart. She enjoyed traveling, seeing new sights, participating in new experiences and playing Bingo. Ruby never met a stranger. She could carry on a conversation with anyone, at any time, about anything.

Ruby’s heart was filled with love for her family, especially for her children and grandchildren. She loved “entertaining” at family get-togethers, when her home would be full of family, food, fun and much laughter.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Judy Fay Van Meter, of Corpus Christi, Louis Michael “Mike” Van Meter and wife Theresa, of West Orange, John William “Dos” Van Meter II, of Mathis and Kimberly Asbury and husband Edward, of Mont Belvieu; grandchildren, Joshua Jarman, Jason Jarman, Tessa Van Meter Humble and husband Chris, April Van Meter Garris and husband Brandon, Cliff Brown and wife Sarah, Tommy Brown, Sandra Van Meter Harrison and husband Matt, John William “Trey” Van Meter III and wife Leah, Allison Asbury-Summers and husband Shane and Carson Asbury. She also leaves behind 14 great-grandchildren, plus one on the way; and one great-great-grandchild.

Ruby is also survived by her sisters, Norma Toohey, Louise Pitcher and husband Bill and Evelyn Goodman and husband Bob; brothers, Louis Peveto and wife Ruth and Jack Peveto, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul Brown and brothers, Johnny Norwood, Sam Peveto and Don Peveto.

A funeral service to honor her life will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, Oct. 24, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be David Lilley, Pastor of the Woodland Church in Longville, La. Burial will immediately follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange.

Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 pm, Friday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Serving as pallbearers will be Carson Asbury, Trey Van Meter, Josh Jarman, Jason Jarman, Chris Humble and Edward Asbury.