Ruby
WORKMAN, RUBY NOEL, of Torrance , passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2001 in Long Beach, CA. She was born March 17, 1919 in West Virginia. Left to mourn her courageous passing are: Daughter, Marcia Snow of Mesa, AZ, Son, Pastor Dale Workman of Fountain Valley, CA and her 5 blessed grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday, June 15, 2001 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at RICE MORTUARY, 5310 Torrance, Ca, 90503. Memorial Services for Ruby will be celebrated on Saturday, June 16, 2001 at 11:00 A. M. at the Evangelical Free Church of Redondo Beach, 101 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach, CA 90277, where she was a loving and very involved member. She will be laid to rest in West Virginia in a separate ceremony. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Ruby's memory to: Evangelical Free Church of Redondo Beach, 101 S. Pac. Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach, CA. 90277 ''to be shared for various works in the service of the Lord'' . A Testimony to Ruby published at the Torrance New Life Church reads as follows: ''MRS. RUBY WORKMAN...Profession: Teacher...Calling & Gift: Prayer and Wisdom. She is a walking, talking element of doing the inconceivable in life. She taught school in Logan, W.V. from 1944 - 1964, and then moved to Torrance with her family. She taught school at North High in Torrance from 1964 - 1984. She is well acquainted with pain, suffering, loss, and the abiding presence of the Lord in her life. It is not what she did in life as much as how she did it. She did it ;through the avenue of love, compassion, patience, and prayer. Throughout her life she has depended upon the Lord for each new day. Many of the things that have taken place in her life have been inconceivable. She never started out in that direction, with that goal or idea. Many of the things she did intend to do, but ran into many obstacles on her journey. In all of this she has become a great prayer warrior for the Lord, and has a powerful ministry through prayer every day of her life.''

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  1. We met Ruby 10 years ago at the church. She was always very encouraging and loving to us. We have 2 sons and a daughter. When she would occassionaly bake one of her wonderful deserts she would share it with us. Our oldest son Justin was her paperboy for a time several years ago and she was his favorite customer. She even recommended one of her former students to us to be our dentist. Every Sunday she told me how much she appreciated and loved our family. The feeling was mutual. The thing that impressed me most about Ruby was her faith in God.It was total and unshakable. She was a praying woman. When we went to see her on the Sunday before Memorial day, we asked her if she would like to get up,dressed and sit in her chair. She said she would. We opened up her patio window curtains so she could see the courtyard. She saw one of nurse\’s and asked her about her new grandbaby. Then she said to me that she would have to remember to pray for that new baby. How like Ruby that was. Even in her hopeless condition and pain she was prayer oriented. It was so natural to her. We will miss Ruby. It was an honor to know her. Dan, Karen, Justin, Travis and Danielle Miller.

  2. I was the secretary in the Counseling Office at North Hi from 1962 thru 1968 and your mother always stopped by to see me, just to visit or to talk about some student as she cared for them so much. I still remember her beautiful smile and seeing her picture on the web site brought back some wonderful memories of this wonderful lady.My prayers are with the family at this time.

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