Ruby (Salers) Campbell

Born: Fri., Jun. 8, 1928
Died: Wed., May 9, 2012


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Tue., May 15, 2012
Location: LaFollette's Chapel

Graveside Service

10:00 AM Wed., May 16, 2012
Location: Burns Cemetery

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Ruby Dell Campbell, 83 years old and a long time resident of Harney County, died peacefully in her sleep on May 9th 2012 .  A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Burns Cemetery.  A public viewing will be held on Tuesday, May 15th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

  Ruby was one of 10 children born to James & Lee Emma Salers in
Delta, AL . It was there she met her husband to be, Leslie Campbell. They
married in 1944 and shortly after, in 1945, they moved to Harney County , where they began a family. Alma Mae was the only child born to Ruby and Leslie. But they made a life in Harney County for years. She worked at the Harney County Hospital as a Nurses-
Aid until 1972, when she sustained an on the job injury, forcing her to retire.

    Post retirement from the hospital, Ruby continued to give her time and
care to others in the community. She was active at the Senior Center and volunteered many hours at the Christian Church thrift store. Her hobbies included fishing, hunting, gardening and canning her homegrown fruits and vegetables.  She also loved dancing and had a fondness for Elvis Presley and Country music.  When she found the time, she also enjoyed crocheting and sewing.

    Most will remember Ruby Campbell for her unmatched generosity to others.
Some may recall the incident of her first home catching fire and burning down.
She lost many of her possessions; yet she dug up flowers from her garden and gave
them to one of the responders to the fire as a way to show her gratitude.
She simply wanted to share her joy with others.

    Ruby was blessed with one daughter, 5 grandchildren, 19 great
grandchildren and a handful of great- great grandchildren.

     Ruby made a very big impact  on all of those who knew her, whether it be family or friends or those she gave when in need.  We will all miss her very much.

LaFollette's Chapel is in charge of funeral arrangements.  Contributions in Ruby's memory can be made to the Harney County Ambulance Fund in care of LaFollette's Chapel.

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Linda Campbell Pickles
   Posted Wed May 23, 2012
So sorry for the lose of my Aunt Ruby. All of her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren, you all in my prayers and thoughts. I remember so many good times with all my Aunts and Uncles, especially when everyone got together to play cards. Love to all, Linda

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