In Loving Memory of
Ruby Lee Mayfield
Ruby Lee Brown Mayfield, age 94, of Liberty, wife of the late Dee M. Mayfield, passed away peacefully at Kingwood Medical Center in Kingwood, TX, on Wednesday, January 28, 2016. She was born on August 24, 1921 in Lindsey, OK to Merritt Franklin Brown and Mae Lee Brown. As did so many others, the farming family left Oklahoma during the Dustbowl of 1930. Ruby and her extended family traveled from state to state chasing rumors of work until they arrived in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. She often recalled the lush beauty and sweet smell of the fruit groves as they made their new home in the "Valley".
Ruby graduated from Lyford High School in Lyford, TX. There she met Dee Mayfield, the love of her life, who was stationed at the Air Force base in Harlingen, TX. They married on December 19, 1944 and in the following years were blessed with three children. After World War II, they resided in Jacksonville, TX until 1953, and Beaumont, TX until 1965, before finally settling in Liberty, TX that year. Dee died in 1979 and Ruby had continued residing in Liberty living independently until her death. Ruby was a diehard Houston Astros fan, and enjoyed camping with family and loved her coffee.
Ruby was baptized into Christ as a young woman and was a great example of a Christian mother and grandmother and remained a faithful member of the Church of Christ her entire life. She loved her family at the Maple St. Church of Christ in Liberty.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Dee and daughter-in-law, Linda Mayfield. She is survived by sons, Dale Mayfield and wife Johnelle, Alan Mayfield and wife Janie and daughter Toni Huehnerfuss and husband Clark; grandchildren, David Mayfield and wife Julie, Paul Mayfield and wife Michaela and Kelli Mayfield Stine and husband Billy, and four great-grandchildren, Andrew, Timothy, Olivia and Cora Mayfield.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Jude Childrenâ€™s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org, Rubyâ€™s favorite charity.
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