Ruby Mae Null was born Jan. 16, 1920, in Le Mars, the daughter of Albert Edward and Grace (McDougall) Null. She grew up as a loving daughter, sister, and member of the community.
She married Billy Park Lamb Feb. 5, 1943 at Ft. Campbell, Ky., by whom she gave birth to three sons. Her husband served in the military in World War II and later worked in Le Mars and then joined the American Red Cross. Ruby traveled with him around the world for assignments which included Fort Smith, Ark.; Rapid City, S.D.; Itasuki, Japan; Oklahoma City, Okla.; St. Louis, Mo.; Stuttgart, Germany; Atlanta, Ga.; and Alexandria, Va.
Her own employment included work in various federal government agencies as an accountant and finished her career with the Internal Revenue Service.
Following her husband's death and her own retirement from government service, she moved to Bishops Park in Raleigh, N.C., to be closer to her oldest son, daughter-in-law, and grandson. Her hobbies included bridge, crossword puzzles, reading, movies, plant care, baking, and ceramics.
She was a member of Community United Church of Christ in Raleigh and was an active member of their retirement group. From 2000 to 2006 she was a resident at Whitaker Glen and for health reasons transferred to Mayview Convalescent Center.
She was a woman who readily engaged with people and took an interest in life which endeared her to others. Her family and friends held great meaning for her. She will be missed.
She will be lovingly remembered by her sons William Lamb and his wife Martha of Raleigh, N.C., Jake Lamb and his wife Eva of Arrington, Tenn.; daughter-in-law Rita Fulton Lamb of Birmingham, Ala.; her grandson Bert Lamb and his wife Ashley of Boston, Mass., and her sister, Alberta Hodam of Des Moines.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Park Lamb, and her son, Charles George Lamb and her siblings Richard, Delbert, Marion, Russell, Grace and Jeanne.
Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 28 at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Friday, March 27, at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home. The family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m. to greet friends. There will also be one hour of visitation at the funeral home on Saturday prior to the funeral service.
Memorials in Ruby's name may be directed through the American Red Cross.
Memories, Stories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.