Barbara A. Goben Ruby

Brunswick-Barbara A. Ruby, 75, formerly of Durham and Richmond died Thursday, December 13, 2007, at the Skolfield House in Brunswick.

She was born in Boothbay on February 21, 1932, the daughter of Roland and Rose (Nickerson) Burke.

Barbara owned her own home bakery in Freeport and later worked as a bookkeeper for L.L. Bean, Auerbach Shoe, Eastland Shoe and Freeport Shoe for over 35 years, retiring in 1980. Not to just sit at home, after retirement she owned and operated her own restaurant, B & G Variety, in Durham for many years, showcasing her love of cooking.

Barbara was a member of the Topsham American Legion Auxiliary and a past member of the Rebekkas and Eastern Star.

Barbara married her first husband, Norman Goben Sr., in 1952. After his death she later married Frank Ruby in 1980.

She was predeceased by her parents and both husbands. Barbara is survived by her sons Norman G. Goben Jr., of New York City, Roland "Ron" Goben of Richmond, granddaughter Christal Strout and husband Brent, of Turner and great granddaughter Taylor Strout.

Memorial visitation will take place on Wednesday, December 19th from 4 to 7pm at Kincer Funeral Home. Burial will take place in the spring at Maine Veterans Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Skolfield House Activity Fund, 26 Cumberland Street, Brunswick 04011

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, Me 04357.