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Ruby Purcella


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Ruby Purcella, of Roswell, NM, passed away at the age of 89 on January 25, 2020. Ruby Ruth Daniels was born on August 21, 1930, in Kemp County, Texas to E.V. and Katie Daniels. She married Lewis Purcella on March 12, 1947, in Lamesa, TX. The family moved back to Roswell, NM in 1955. In 1962 Lewis had a tragic accident that left him a paraplegic for life, and Ruby took excellent care of him for 30 years until he died in 1992. She later married Dave Morris of Capitan, NM, and he also preceded her in death.

Ruby never had children of her own, but she helped raise her five stepsons. Four of the stepsons preceded her in death, including George Purcella, Robert (Bob) Purcella, Walter Ray (Shorty) Purcella, and Dean Purcella.

Ruby is survived by his sister Fannie Stanton of Newcastle, TX, and brother William Daniels, of Amarillo, TX, and her remaining stepson, Milton Purcella and Wife Toni of Hondo, NM. Ruby is also survived by a number of loved grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Graveside services are scheduled to be held at the Tinnie Cemetery, in Tinnie, NM on Saturday Feb. 1, 2020 at 2:00pm.

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