Ruby Weisinger was born to parents Goodwin and Laura Etta Trainer October 16, 1919 and peacefully died the morning of March 14, 2009.
She was preceeded in death by her husband, Arthur Dean Weisinger and her son Kenneth Dean Weisinger. She is survived by her brother Wyatt Eugene Trainer, her sister Lois Erlene Akin, nephews, nieces and their families.
She grew up in a house on Pecan Street in Blanco, Texas. She talked often about growing up in Blanco and the memories of the hard times of those days but also the love and laughter which would be “The Good Old Days”.
She graduated from Blanco High School and was Valedictorian of her class. Ruby then attended the University of Texas, Austin where she met Arthur Dean Weisinger (A.D.) and they were married in 1940. After graduating from the University, she returned to Blanco to begin her teaching career.
Over the years she has kept in touch with many of the students she taught and they have expressed fond memories of her as their teacher. I would say most likely strict while making learning interesting and encouraging.
Ruby and A.D. bought the Blanco Hydro Gas Company from her father and ran it for several years. They had their only child, Kenneth Dean Weisinger, and built a house across the street from her parents on Pecan Street.
In subsequent years they moved to Orange County, California where she continued to teach. Kenneth finished high school there with many honors and participated in schools abroad. He later became a professor at U.C. Berkley and before he passed away was the director of the “Students Abroad Program.” Ruby was extremely proud of her son and he left many friends, students and staff members remembering his brilliance, talent and humor. They have been a blessing to her as they have frequently kept in touch along with remembering special occasions in her life.
Ruby had last resided in Austin, Texas in the same home for the past twenty three years. There she has enjoyed more wonderful friends. She actively participated in the Homeowners Association and remained interested in all its activities. I, along with closest of friends, will miss the joy of just visiting and talking with Ruby. She gracefully could make you smile. She was my Aunt Ruby. She will be laid to rest in peace in the Blanco Cemetery. At her request, there will not be a memorial or service at the grave site.