Mrs. Ruby Rebecca Norris Moretz, age 94, of Boone, the Big Hill Community, passed away Monday evening at Glenbridge Health & Rehabilitation. Born February 12, 1926 in Watauga County, she was a daughter of the late Willard and Edna Norris. Ruby was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church and was retired from the Watauga County School system where she worked as a baker. She was a graduate of the Elkland School in Todd. Ruby enjoyed baking, cooking needlepoint, quilting and gardening.
She is survived by three children, Rebecca Humbke and husband Bruce of Calgary Alberta, Canada, Elaine Reece of Boone, and David Moretz and wife Pam of Boone, nine grandchildren, Angela Costello and husband K. C. of Selbyville, TN, Drew Moretz and wife Joann of Banner Elk, Aaron Humbke of Calgary Alberta Canada, Robert Moretz of Jefferson, Pam Nederhoff and husband Dwayne of Kenley, NC, Amanda Kindle and husband Kevin of Calgary Alberta Canada, Anne Hamby and husband Dwayne of Deep Gap, Ari Moretz of Calgary Alberta Canada, and Andrew Humbke of Calgary Alberta Canada, three sisters, Wilma Allen and Emma Ivey both of Greensboro and Mary Helen Vaughn and husband Jerry of Boone, one sister in law, Mary Moretz of Boone, a number of great grandchildren, two great-great grandsons and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Moretz, one son, Steve Moretz, a grandson, Jonathan Moretz, a son in law, Eugene Reece, and three brothers, John Harold Norris, Doyle Norris and Wendell Norris.
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Moretz will be conducted Friday morning at 11 o'clock at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home. Officiating will be Rev. Laura Weant. Burial will follow at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Due to Covid 19, requirements, those in attendance please observe social distancing and wear a mask for protection.
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Medi Home Hospice 400 Shadowline Drive, Suite 102, Boone, NC 28607, or Bethany Lutheran Church, 1030 Big Hill Road, Boone, NC 28607 or Glenbridge Health & Rehabilitation, Activities Department, 211 Milton Brown Heirs Road, Boone, NC 28607.
Online condolences may be shared with the Moretz family at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Moretz family.