Ruby Spencer

Ruby  Spencer

Ruby Spencer of Kalamazoo, Michigan, passed away Thursday, September 17, 2009, in Kalamazoo.  Mrs. Spencer was born March 5, 1913 in Kalamazoo County to Howard and Clarabell (Brotherton) Young. Ruby was a graduate of Otsego High School. For 17 years she worked as a volunteer with the Kalamazoo Senior Center Meal Sites, retiring when she was 90. Surviving are two sons and a daughter, Howard ‘Butch’ (Arberta) Spencer of Otsego, Carlton ‘Tom’ Spencer of Kalamazoo and Karla ‘Sis’ Lexey Spencer of Trinidad, CO; two grandchildren, Leif Spencer and Willow Ellard; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Elizabeth Chase of Redford Heights, MI; several nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Leona Belden and Mary Hermenitt, a brother, Howard ‘Eddie’ Young and an infant brother, Clifford L. Young. In keeping with her wishes cremation has taken place. A private family service in honor of Ruby’s life will be held at a later date. Contributions in memory of Ruby may be made to Senior Services of Kalamazoo or Rose Arbor Hospice.

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