Ruby Dean Koebke
June 6, 1925- January 23, 2016
Ruby Dean Koebke, 90, of Huntingtown passed away January 23, 2016 at Calvert Memorial Hospital. She was born June 6, 1925 in Albany, KY to John Ridley and Emma Locora (Hicks) Thrasher. Ruby was born and raised on the family farm in Albany, KY where she walked 3 ½ miles to high school. She moved to DC in 1941 and worked at the post office. Ruby married Walter Koebke on June 1, 1946 and they made their home in College Park where they bought their first home in 1952 and sold it in 2015 before Ruby moved to Huntingtown. In her leisure time Ruby enjoyed crossword puzzles which taught her a lot. She also enjoyed gardening, canning, investing in the stock market and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.
Ruby was preceded in death by her husband Walter Alvah Koebke in 1978. She is survived by daughters; Barbara E. Cain and her husband Bob of Huntingtown and Emma Lou Ridgway and her husband Jim of Poolesville and son Donald E. Koebke and his wife Gail of Chesapeake Beach. She is also survived by grandchildren; Christy Rager and her husband Kenny, Beth Tatum and her husband Ken, Jennifer Ridgway, Jim Ridgway and his wife Dally, Jonathan Ridgway, Joseph Ridgway and Karen Koebke-Webber and her husband Addam, as well as five great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.
Friday, January 29, 2016