Surrounded by her family, after months of battling cancer, Ruby M. Pinell Taylor (84), died August 20, 2019 at her home in Poncha Springs, Colorado. The second of six children, Ruby was born on March, 30, 1935, to Wally and Mable (Guidroz) Pinell in Plaquemine, Louisiana. Ruby earned her RN degree from Charity School of Nursing in New Orleans. In 1960 while working for Shell Oil Company, Ruby met and married Gene Taylor, an engineer at Shell. After a career with Shell Oil Company, Gene was ready to retire; he and Ruby moved to Poncha Springs, where Gene’s parents had lived. Both had keen interest in serving their community by being active in their church, and Ruby served as a Poncha Springs trustee and mayor for six years. They were enthusiastic fishermen and spent many enjoyable days fishing in the mountain streams with family and friends. Another of their summer highlights was days spent volunteering with crews maintaining the Colorado Trail. Every fall, Thanksgiving at their home was a huge feast for family and friends sharing delicious south-Louisiana inspired foods while spending precious time together. Ruby’s New Orleans style bread pudding was a much anticipated desert. Downhill and cross-country skiing were winter choices for fun and excitement for her and the many friends who would visit their home. Her flower garden was a delight for the whole neighborhood to see. A strong advocate for higher education; Ruby assisted all her children, grandchildren and her brother to earn their bachelors degrees. Ruby was proceeded in death by her loving husband, Gene, their son Michael, her parents, and sisters: Beverly P. King and Ruth P. Dantin. She is survived by her daughters: Lynn Birch (Dave), Cotopaxi, Genene Phillips (Kim), Salida,her siblings: Wally Pinell (Loni), Poncha Springs, Patricia Longaker (Garry), Nathrop, CO and Glynn Pinell (Pam), New Orleans, her grandsons: Brett Carollo, Houston, TX, Michael Mondello, New Orleans, and Jake Phillips, Denver. Memorial Services will be held at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Salida, on Friday, August 30, 2019 at 11:00AM. In lieu of flowers, the family request you send any memorials to the Grainery Ministries, 1348 E. Street, Salida. On line condolences may be sent to the family at lewisandglenn.com. Arrangements are with Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home.
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