Ruby Lavonne Doerfler Herber, 60, of Hutto, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2011 after a long, courageous battle with breast cancer.
She was born in Paris, TX and adopted by Bernie and Minnie Doerfler. She graduated from Pflugerville High School in 1968 and attended Temple College.
She worked for the Teacher Retirement System before retiring to be a caregiver for her dad in his final years. She went on to work for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality until Oct. 2010.
Ruby is survived by her daughters, Jennifer and Jill Herber; son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Carla Herber; and grandson Zachary Herber; as well as several other family members.
The family would like to thank Texas Oncology, Scott & White Hospital-Round Rock and MD Anderson. They would also like to thank the many friends whose unending support has been overwhelming. Ruby's Faith in God never waivered and she was known for her optimistic outlook and her "Ruby Moments."
Family and friends are invited to a visitation from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 23, 2011 at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home in Pflugerville. Funeral services celebrating Ruby's life will be at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 24, 2011 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 500 Immanuel Road in Pflugerville. Interment will follow at Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Flowers can be delivered to Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home at 14501 North IH-35 in Pflugerville. Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.
To share your memories of Ruby with her family, please visit www.cookwaldencapitalparks.com.