Ruby Marie Gibbens, 87, of Orange, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, in Groves, Texas, at Oak Grove Nursing Home. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home.

Ruby was born on Saturday, April 27, 1929, in Louisiana to the late Yolonda (Guidry) and William Authement. She was a Christian woman of the Catholic faith and attended St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. In 1954, Ruby married the love of her life; Donald W. Gibbens. Ruby and Donald lived in Orange and raised a beautiful family together. In her spare time, Ruby enjoyed taking walks and when she could crochet. As a baseball fan, Ruby could be found cheering for the LC-M Battlin’ Bears on game day. Ruby loved her family and the time she was able to spend taking care of her grandchildren. She was a wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who will be dearly missed.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 22 years, Donald Gibbens; her parents, Yolonda and Williams Authement; and brothers, Floyd Authement and Bill Authement.
Those who will cherish her memory most are her son, Teddy Gibbens and his wife, Dianne, of Bridge City, Texas; daughter, Belinda Seay and her husband, Mike, of Oklahoma; brothers, Jerry Authement, Tommy Authement, and Jackie Authement; grandchildren, Logan Gibbens, Kylee Scott, and Cody Seay; and great-grandchildren, Easton Gibbens, Madox Gibbens, and Ridlee
The family would like to extend a special thank you and appreciation to Colton and Destiny at Oak Grove Nursing Home. They were wonderful to our mother and we could not have asked for better care. The family would also like to thank Christi Jones and Gentiva Hospice for all they did to make this journey less painful.