The family of Ruby Henke of Lake Charles regretfully announce her passing from this life on July 31, 2018 at the age of 94. Ruby was born on September 9, 1923 in Eunice, Louisiana.
Ruby worked as a bookkeeper in a rice mill until her marriage to the late Sgt. Robert M. Lundgren. She travelled the world from the Far East to various U.S. Posts, to Europe as a military wife and mother of three girls. After her husband’s death in 1963, she returned to Lake Charles where she clerked for Muller’s Department Store. She had the good fortune to meet and marry Fred R. Henke (deceased), a chemist at W.R. Grace. He influenced her to take on a position at W.R. Grace Credit Union where she worked until their retirement.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, Christine (Roy) Marcantel, Karen (Dale) Alexander, Jon (Trudy) Henke, Sue (Roger, deceased) Smith, Yvonne (Ron) Coleman, and Janice (Tim) Airhart. Ruby was blessed with thirteen grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, and eleven great-great grandchildren.
A special thank you to the wonderful staff of Amedysis Hospice Staff for their care, kindness, and compassion.
A memorial service will he held on Friday, August 3, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the Sanctuary of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Boys Village Foundation of Lake Charles, 7378 Hwy. 90 East, Lake Charles, LA 70615.
Memories and words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.lakesidefh.com