Service Date: 09/11/2023
Service Time: 12:00 pm
Service Location: Gilbert Memorial Park
Interment: Gilbert Memorial Park Cemetery

Ruby Smith went home to be with the Lord on August 30, 2023. She was born on June 3, 1954, in Warren, Pa., the daughter of the late Robert & Goldie Donaldson. Ruby graduated from Panama Central School in New York. She also graduated from a local business college in June 1973 and received her nursing degree from Jamestown Community College, in 1989. In addition to her parents, Ruby was preceded in death by her sister, Gloria Eaton Luswi and grandson, A.J. Bumpous. She is survived by her husband, Philip Smith, and children and their spouses, Andrew & Sarah Smith, Laurie & Ken Bumpous, and Timothy & Kayce Smith. Ruby has seven living grandchildren, Noah, Bauer, Miles, Ellianna, Adele, Weston, & Tripp. Ruby has three additional siblings, Roxanne Machac, Julie Stratton, & Bob Donaldson, along with several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Ruby was a wife for 50 years, a mother, and grandmother (AKA Nama and Grammy). She loved her Lord and Savior and was a prayer warrior for friends and family. She was caring, considerate, generous and cared deeply for those she cherished. Her favorite pastimes include traveling, reading, watching crime shows, following the weather, and playing card games. She was a Registered Nurse for over 26 years, helping those who were sick and then working in post-partum helping new moms with their new babies. Though she had a long battle with sickness, she ministered to those around her. We know her Heavenly Father embraced her whole and healed body into His loving arms. She will be deeply missed by all those who knew her.

The funeral service will be held at 12:00 PM on September 11, 2023, at Gilbert Memorial Park at 2100 E. Queen Creek Rd, Gilbert, AZ.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested contributions to be made to Samaritan’s Purse in memory of Ruby Smith.


  • Kvetka and Frank

    Sorry for your loss we are truly praying for whole families. I just lost also my sister it’s so hard,,,,,,

  • So many wonderful memories of our childhood and as we became wives, mothers and grandmothers. I will always cherish the times we spent together and our family adventures!
    I was proud to call you my big sister! You will be missed, til we meet again… 💕💕

  • Jonathan & Susan Kopf

    Our hearts go out to you (Phil) and other family members as we know you will deeply miss Ruby and the love she demonstrated to you and everyone she met. We now feel the pain of loss with you, but with the blessed hope that we will one day soon join with you and Ruby in the presence of our wonderful Savior, Jesus. Our love is with you as you grieve, and our prayers are with you asking for the Lord’s extra blanket of peace in these difficult days.

  • I will and do miss you so much. I have many memories of our Childhood and as Adults. God made us family, I am so grateful for this. You have always been there for me through my life. I love you. My prayers will continue for Phil, your children and grandchildren. Until we meet again. ❤️❤️

  • Bob and Pam Edington

    We are so sorry for your loss. The comfort is that she is in the presence of the Lord. The blessing she was to her family and those who knew her will last in your heart. We will continue to pray for Phil and the family.

  • Phil and family – condolences on your family’s loss. May she rest in peace.

  • Sadly missed 😔

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