Apr 192013

Ruby Lee Stingley, 90, a longtime resident of Holbrook, was called home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 13, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, at St. Johns Missionary Baptist Church, located at 803 Lewis Drive in Holbrook.
She was born Oct. 30, 1922, in Brandon, Miss., to Audrey Moore and Doyce Walker. She was the only child.
Ruby married L.P. Stingley at the age of 15. She moved to Las Vegas, Nev., where her husband was stationed. In 1948 they moved to McNary, where L.P. was employed by Southwest Forest Industries. In 1956, the family moved to Holbrook.
She was a faithful member of St. Johns Missionary Baptist Church. She was a very inspirational woman who loved the Lord.
Ruby loved to garden and to can the bounty of her garden. She had a green thumb and enjoyed working in her yard, which was full of roses. Neighbors remember the smell of those roses all around the block. She loved to cook and was famous for her caramel cakes. She also loved to draw.
Survivors include her daughter, Juanita Strayhand of Fairfield, Calif.; four sons, Hollis Stingley of Apache Junction, L.P. Stingley Jr. of Phoenix, Larry Stingley of Phoenix and Jackie Stingley of Holbrook.
She was preceded in death by her husband, L.P. Stingley; her mother, Audrey Moore; her daughter, Eurlene Stingley; two sons, Luther Stingley Sr. and Willie Stingley; and two granddaughters, Michelle Robinson and Ultramese Stingley.Stingly