Ruby Olga Coker

July 21, 1938, July 11, 2018

Ruby Coker

Ruby Olga Coker, 79, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, July 11, 2018. She was born on July 21, 1938, to Aldonse Trebels Mees and Francois Mees, in the Dutch East Indies.

Ruby grew up in Holland after surviving World War II with her family in the Dutch East Indies. In her late teens, her family moved to Chicago to begin a new life in the United States. Ruby served as a registered nurse for many years in hospitals and with her husband, Dr. Leon Randle Coker. She was a longtime resident of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and Gonzales, Louisiana. She made many trips to Tanlajas, Mexico with her family over twenty years to help the Huastec Indian population there with medical care. Ruby was a lifelong bridge player, a great source of friendship for all, a devout catholic, and was very active in bible studies within her parish.

Survivors include her son, Francis Coker and his wife, Catherine, of Beaumont; sisters, Wilhelmina Hinkel and her husband, Bob, of Hendersonville, North Carolina and Judy Condron of Wheaton, Illinois; grandchildren, Margaret, Randle, Patrick, Clare, Daniel, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Andrew, Colleen, and Laura Coker; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dr. Leon Randle Coker; and sister, Ginger Hennessy.

A gathering of Mrs. Coker’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Friday, July 13, 2018, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 14, 2018, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 5075 Bigner Road, Beaumont. A graveside service will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 16, 2018, at Roselawn Cemetery, 1201 North Main Street, McAllen.


Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Friday, July 13, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Friday, July 13, 2018
6:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Pius X Catholic Church
5075 Bigner Beaumont, TX 77708
Saturday, July 14, 2018
11:00 a.m.
Graveside Service
Roselawn Cemetery
1201 North Main Street, McAllen, Texas 78501
Monday, July 16, 2018
10:00 a.m.

Comments (8)

  • NL

    27 July 2018 at 20:30 | #

    My sincere condolences to the family at this difficult time. May you all seek God for comfort, peace, strength and support (2 Cor 1:3).


  • Clay Abel

    12 July 2018 at 13:56 | #

    Ruby was a inspiration to all who knew her. She would always attend the many functions at St Jude & I looked forward to seeing her. She ran the race and finished it in God’s hands. Sorry I can’t attend the services but I will be there in thought and prayer.


  • Linda Trebels Fahey

    12 July 2018 at 02:31 | #

    Saddened to learn of our cousin's passing. I can still remember when Aunt Dons and Uncle Bob brought the four girls to the United States. I always enjoyed our family gatherings. Ruby was such a strong student and loved being a nurse. Francis, you were so lucky to have her as a mother and your family and you brought such joy to her life. What a loving spirit and soul . Keep her memory alive with the stories! Sending love and hugs from your Chicago cousins.


  • Diane Cannon

    12 July 2018 at 00:08 | #

    Ruby was a precious lady! I enjoyed our friendship at St Jude! God’s Love and Peace be with you at this sad time.


  • Josie & Manuel Gonzales

    11 July 2018 at 22:48 | #

    We are sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Our heartfelt sympathies to you and all the family. You are in our prayers.


  • Joe Whittemore

    11 July 2018 at 22:31 | #

    I'm so sorry for the loss of your mother. Please accept my deepest sympathy.


  • Wayne & Stacy Wilber

    11 July 2018 at 22:28 | #

    Our deepest condolences in the loss of your loving mother. Our prayers are with you and your family in this sorrowful time, Francis. Peace be with you all.


  • Laura Smith

    11 July 2018 at 22:23 | #

    Oh, I am heartbroken. My sympathy to you all. What a beautiful soul Oma was to everyone!


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