Ruby Lea Williams Luce (1936-2019)

Ruby Lea Williams Luce, 83, passed away November 8, 2019, at her home in Kyle, Texas, after
complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Ruby was born April 14, 1936, in Anacoco, Louisiana, to parents, Jesse Williams and Mary Jane
Marcus. She was the fourth of five children, growing up on a farm. As a teenager, she worked
 the soda pop counter at a local pharmacy and played guard on the girls’ varsity basketball team.

While working at Fort Polk, Louisiana, Ruby met and married Thomas Hayden Luce. Ruby and
Thomas lived throughout Texas, including Falfurrias, Killeen, Austin, and Boling, and retired to
Buda, Texas, to be closer to their children and grandchildren. MaMa Ruby was known to many
of her grandkids’ friends, as she and PaPa Thomas where an important presence in their lives.

Ruby enjoyed fishing, gardening, completing the crossword puzzle every morning, watching
professional golf and tennis, and in later years, winning the family Fantasy Football league.
 Ruby was a loyal supporter of KLRU.

Ruby is survived by her daughters, Beverly Kauffmann (Jeff) and Leslie Jones (Darrell); four
grandchildren, Christine Kauffmann Hansen (Mike), Michael Kauffmann, Matthew Jones
(friend Bonnie), and Cate Jones McClendon (Sam); her two great-granddaughters, Brooke and
Molly Hansen; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends throughout Texas and

The family would like to send our sincere thanks to Dr. Kalpesh Patel and Dr. Lawrence Tokaz
for their support and care of our mother over the past few years. At her request, a celebration of
life will be held at her home from 2-4 pm on December 7, 2019. In lieu of flowers, the family
requests donations be made to Hospice Austin, The Salvation Army, or Planned Parenthood.

Please visit to share a fond memory, photograph, or condolence with Victor’s family on his On-line memorial site.

Comment on this Article

About Author

Comments are closed.