Elizabeth (Ruble) Owen, wife of David Owen, retired City
Engineer for the City of Taunton, Massachusetts, died in the Good Samaritan
Medical Center, Brockton, MA, on Thursday evening, October 3, 2013.
She was born in Greeneville, TN, daughter of the late
William Ruble, MD and Elizabeth (Barnard) Ruble.
She received her BA from Tusculum College and later her
Masters from Bridgewater State College. Elizabeth was librarian in the Taunton
Public Library for over 20 years. Prior to that she was a schoolteacher in
Berkley, Easton, and Taunton.
She was an avid Red Sox fan going to spring training every
year. She enjoyed photography and traveling. She was a trustee for the Rochester
Library and also sat on the Board of Directors for Brick House School in
Taunton and was a member of the Morton Hospital Women’s Auxiliary.
She loved animals, especially horses. She was her family were longtime
residents of Taunton living on Davenport Terrace before moving to Rochester 10
In addition to her husband, David, she is survived by her
daughter Susan Owen and her husband Frank Ventura of Rochester. She was mother
of the late David Owen and is the mother-in-law of Lauren Owen of North
Dighton. Elizabeth was the grandmother of Joshua and Jacob Owen and Ryan,
Derek, and Rebecca Ventura. She was also the sister of Charles Ruble and Kay
Simpkins and her husband Buddy, all of Tennessee. She was also aunt and cousin
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral
service in the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home 350 Somerset Ave. (Route 138 South),
Taunton on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. Visiting hours will be Thursday
from 4:00—7:00 p.m. Interment will be in Mayflower Hill Cemetery.
To light a candle, get directions or to access the memorial
register go to www.hathawayfunerals.com
Arrangements by Crapo-Hathaway Home for Funerals, 350
Somerset Ave., Taunton, MA