Ruby Odessa Young

Ruby Odessa Young
Ruby Odessa Young

Ruby Odessa (Hill, Yarbrough) Young, 89, of Amarillo peacefully passed away from this earth to her eternal heavenly home on January 22, 2021, at the BSA Hospital.  Due to COVID, the family plans for a private memorial service later in the year.   Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Ruby was born as an only child to Adolph and Hilda (Sylvester) Hill on July 28, 1931, in Hooker, Oklahoma.  She was raised there and graduated Hooker High School in 1949 and later from Amarillo College with a BA degree in Business.  She was employed by the hospital in Guymon, Oklahoma as a phlebotomist beginning in 1975 until she married Bob Young in 1977.

Ruby was preceded in death 33 years ago by her beloved daughter, Candace (Candy) Coco, and later by her much-loved pet, “Molly”.

She is survived by her husband, Bob; son, Randal Yarbrough and his wife Heather, of Walsenburg, Colorado; stepchildren, Kathy Stoeber and her husband Harold, of Monte Vista, Colorado; Jennie Heersink and her husband Roger, of Alamosa, Colorado; Ron Young and his wife Carrie of Amarillo, Texas and Carol Sears and her husband Bob, of Fullerton, California.

Ruby loved God, her devoted husband of 43 years, her children, 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 1st Nazarene Family, close friends, and spicy food.  She became especially close to her caregiver, Mercedes Diaz, and her 4 children over the past few years and considered them family.   She loved people and never met a stranger.  But above all, she loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.


6 Replies to “Ruby Odessa Young”

  1. So sorry to read of Ruby passing. She was a precious, gracious person and will be missed. Very sorry for the loss to Bob and to the family.

  2. I remember going to visit with Dad and Mom, many times at there house, east of Dalhart. Playing pool with Randy, and jumping on the trampoline on the north side of the house Prayers for you and all of your family!!

  3. Ruby was such a sweet lady. Wonderful Christian.
    I remember her smile her laugh , Her kindness always. Our prayers are with her family.

  4. I sure will miss this dear and precious cousin. She was a prayer warrior and friend and we were pretty close. Prayers for Bob and family. I know he will really miss her. They did everything together and were so close.

  5. Ruby was one of my most favorite people. Always kind and soft spoken always a kind word for everyone. I’m proud to call her friend and family just because she felt like family. Prayers for Bob and the rest of the family. Ruby was so loved and will be miss.

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