Ruby S. Ryan, 69, of Orange went home to be with her Lord on Monday, Aug. 29, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

A Graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Forrest Wood, pastor of First Baptist Church of Orangefield.

Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Jonesville, LA., on Dec. 25, 1941, Ruby was the daughter of Elton Clayton Ryan and Edna (Boyd) Ryan. Ruby was a valued employee at the Vidor Police Department where her coworkers were considered her “other family.” She retired from the department following 30 years of service. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Orangefield.

She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, Elton Lee Ryan, Archie Ryan, Howard Ryan, Richard Ryan; and four sisters, Lil Richardson, Joy Wyles, Myrtle Ryan and Juanita Marringer.

Those left to cherish Ruby’s memory are her daughter, Donna Lynn Ener and husband, Randy of Orange; granddaughter, Lacie Ener of Denton; step-daughters, Melanee Scales and husband Mark, Melissa Guidry and husband, Glen; and grandchildren, Erik Smith, Jarred Alleman, Aimee Scales, and Adam Scales all of Orange.

She is also survived by a brother, Louis Ryan and wife, Janette of Houston; sisters, Shirley Wyles Watson of Dardanelle, AR., Sarah Wyles and husband Dee of Pearl, MS.; sisters-in-law, Judy Ryan, Linda Ryan, Clara Wyles Fults, all of Orange; and many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.