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Ruby Doris Simmons Page

October 25, 1930 - June 10, 2022

Ruby Doris Simmons Page died peacefully on June 10, 2022 at the age of 91. She was born on October 25, 1930 in Fayetteville, North Carolina.Daughter of the late Grady Lee Simmons and Fannie Williamson. She grew up in Stedman and Roseboro, North Carolina. On June 30, 1950 Ruby married Dewey Vernon Page and in 2000 they celebrated 50 years of marriage. That same year sadly Dewey passed away.  They raised two children together, Jeffrey and Jennifer.  As a Naval Chaplain’s wife Ruby made homes with the family in Camp Lejeune, N.C., Newport, RI, Paris Island, S.C., Norfolk, VA and Indian Head, MD.

Ruby and Dewey retired to Bedford, Virginia in June of 1982 where they built a home and raised Black Angus. Ruby loved watching the seasons change on the Peaks of Otter visible from their front yard. There she successfully transplanted shoots of the beautiful Crape Myrtle trees from her childhood home that were standing at the time of the Civil War. Ruby enjoyed gardening and canning, sewing, baking and was an avid reader of history and the Bible. She greatly enjoyed writing and receiving correspondence from a multitude of friends. She was a Hospice volunteer.  From the year 2000 Ruby enjoyed membership in the Bedford Presbyterian Church. In 2010 Ruby moved to be closer to her son Jeffrey (Annette) and his family in Washington, PA. residing at Strabane Trails Village.

Deceased are her two brothers William J. Simmons and  Robert L. Simmons and her younger sister Elizabeth Jean Simmons Fann. In addition to her children those left to cherish her memory are her three grandchildren: Garrett (Courtney), Caroline Page Bartram (Jeremiah), and Collin Page; one great granddaughter Isabella Anne Bartram; her beloved nieces Sandy Simmons Wayne (Tim) and Darlene Fann Bland and nephew John Simmons(Connie).

The family expresses their heartfelt appreciation to the staff of Strabane Trails Village who are so kind and helpful every day and to Concordia Hospice our sincere thanks for their attentive caring services.

Ruby’s interment will be next to Dewey at the Old Dominion Memorial Gardens, near Roanoke, VA. on Friday June 17, 2022 at 1 o’clock PM.

The family is being assisted by Dale D. DeAngelo Funeral Home, Washington, PA and Tharp Funeral Home, Bedford, VA.

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So sorry to hear recently of Ruby’s passing. We became acquainted with her when my late mother Ena Janosko lived at Strabane Trails in the mid-2000’s. Even after moving our mom to my sister’s home in FL, Ruby and I kept in touch with cards and phone calls. Such a truly gentle Southern lady whom I thoroughly enjoyed knowing and will always remember. May God Rest Her Soul! With sympathy~Carol Janosko Easton in UT

Posted by Carol Easton on September 19, 2022

Ruby was a gentle and soft spoken Southern woman. She told interesting stories about her childhood in the South. She was a devoted wife and was very proud of her family. Ruby sewed beautiful dresses for her young daughter. Ruby would always respond to cards with a beautiful note in return. She had a sweet smile and laugh. Rest in peace, Ruby!

Posted by Margaret Saluga on June 14, 2022

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