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09/26/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Ruby Glenn Flaugher

Ruby Glenn Flaugher
(13 Nov 1927 - 12 Sept 2010)

Newport News High School Class of February 1945

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
  We have still more sad news today.   Ruby Glenn Flaugher, Class of February 1945, passed away in Greenville, South Carolina on Sunday, September 12, 2010 at the age of 83.

From the Daily Press - 09/26/10: 

                 Ruby Glenn Flaugher


WILLIAMSBURG - Ruby Glenn Flaugher, 83, of Ford's Colony in Williamsburg, passed away following a brief illness on Sunday, Sept. 12, in Greenville, S.C.

Ruby was the daughter of Alma and Julian Glenn, born on Nov. 13, 1927, in Newport News, Va. A 1945 graduate of Newport News High School, Ruby initially worked for U.S. Army Intelligence at Fort Eustis, where she met a handsome young army officer, Tom Flaugher. They were married in December of that year. During Tom's army career, they were stationed throughout the country and the world, including Saipan, England, California, Massachusetts, Texas, and Washington state. For 20 years, Ruby embraced the joys and challenges of being an army wife, including the travel associated with their many moves, saying "you're as happy as you want to be", advice she often shared with her children.



Though she enjoyed living in many different places, Ruby was thrilled to return to her much-loved Virginia when Tom retired from the Army in 1963. After they moved to Williamsburg, she shared her love and knowledge of history with the public by working as a tour guide and then an interpreter for Colonial Williamsburg for 17 years. Ruby was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was active in many civic organizations, serving as a past-president of the Republican Women's Club and garden clubs in the Williamsburg area. She was a long-time member of Williamsburg Baptist church as well as an avid bridge player, a golfer, and a lover of poodles. Ruby and Tom had celebrated 54 years of marriage before his death in 2000.

Ruby is survived by her daughter, Ann Flaugher of Chicago; daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Warren Cook of Greenville, S.C.; son and daughter-in-law, John and Lynne Flaugher of Naperville, Ill.; and cousin, Howard Glenn of Williamsburg; as well as five grandchildren, one great-grandson and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Major (ret.) Thomas Earl Flaugher; infant son, Tommy Flaugher; brother, Clarence (CE) Glenn; and sister, Gladys Barbour.

The Rev. Jim Johnson will lead a memorial service at Williamsburg Baptist church on Saturday morning, Oct. 2. at 11 am. Friends are invited to attend the service as well as a reception at the church following the service.

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   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Ruby's family and friends.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

Shall We Gather at the River

Words and Music by Rev. Robert Lowry (1826-1899)

 Shall we gather at the river,
Where bright angel feet have trod;
With its crystal tide forever
Flowing by the throne of God?


Yes, we'll gather at the river,
The beautiful, the beautiful river;
Gather with the saints at the river
That flows by the throne of God.

On the margin of the river,
Washing up its silver spray,
We will walk and worship ever,
All the happy golden day.


Ere we reach the shining river,
Lay we every burden down;
Grace our spirits will deliver,
And provide a robe and crown.


Soon we'll reach the shining river,
Soon our pilgrimage will cease,
Soon our happy hearts will quiver
With the melody of peace.


"Shall We Gather at the River" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 07/15/07
at the suggestion of Fred Field ('45) of CA - 07/14/07
Thanks, Fred!

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 03/15/05

Flower Bar 75 Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 01/31/10

DAR logo courtesy of - 01/13/08

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