Ruby McCord Murray, age 100, died peacefully in her sleep with her daughter by her side on May 6, 2022 in her home town of Shreveport, La.
Born on St. Patrick’s Day in 1922, Ruby wasted no time developing her glitz and glamour traits for which she was well known until the day she passed on. Ruby’s parents were strict disciplinarians and forbade singing and dancing in the household. But her love for dancing could not be denied, and continued for her entire life. While living in Lawton, OK as a pre-teen, she secretly took dance lessons and won a local dance contest. The ruse was up when her parents saw the picture of the winners in the local newspaper shortly thereafter.
As she blossomed into a young woman, her lifelong mantra developed and her advice to all is “cinch in that waist and put on your high heel shoes.” Her personality was as sparkly as her wardrobe throughout her life. She never missed an occasion to cinch in her waist and put on her high heels. In fact, she created events solely for the purpose of cinching in her waist and putting on her high heels!
Ruby was married for a short time and divorced in the 1940s. She remarried in 1953 to Glen Murray. Glen was in the oil industry and the couple lived in several countries around the world. During these travels, she continued to hone her social skills and developed into the consummate hostess. She learned to play bridge and poker, never missed a game and quickly earned the moniker of card shark.
Her legendary energy never waned. After Glen’s retirement, the couple returned to Shreveport and Ruby sold real estate for Ruth Woodman and Associates until the age of 90. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ.
Ruby is preceded in death by her husband, Glen D. Murray, her grandson Glen D. Murray II and her lifelong and dearest friend Margarette Loe Rosbottom.
She is survived by her daughter, Pam Camus Parsons (husband Chris); step son Chuck Murray; and many nieces and nephews; her grandchildren Kelli Parsons Weinland (husband Jason), Katie Parsons Deal (husband Jon), Michelle Murray DelBen (husband Tony).
She has eight surviving great grandchildren, Christopher Cole Weinland, Graeme Scott Weinland (fiancé Julia Trunfio), Carter Dupre Deal, Camden Christopher Deal, Lauralee Claire Weinland and Jon Collins Deal, Alec DelBen and Trevor DelBen.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am, on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at Forest Park Cemetery. Rev. Jerry Hodge will officiate the service.
The family requests that memorials be made in lieu of flowers to the Glen Retirement Village.
The family would like to thank the staff and caregivers at the Glen Retirement Village and Lifepath Hospice.
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