rubye lee

Meet Rubye Lee:  Music aficionado and devoted Christian. She’s 88 ½ years young and going strong!

Rubye Lee was born and raised in Las Vegas, NM and moved to Albuquerque in the 1970s. An opera buff, she played clarinet in college and still enjoys listening to classical music.

She worked as a phone operator for the NM Department of Labor and received a Certificate of Appreciation from them in 1990.

She has a small nook set aside in her living room dedicated to Bible study and devotionals.

Rubye Lee’s father was a railroad man in Santa Fe and served in France during WWI. He was an excellent woodworker; her home still contains furniture he constructed.

Her mother was a housewife who sewed clothing for “hoi polloi” in Las Vegas. Rubye Lee has three children, two of which are still living, and four grandchildren.

Rubye owes her longevity to a great sense of humor. When asked why she uses Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque, Rubye Lee said, “Because they taste good, provide me the nutrition I need, and keep me living in my own home. Besides, the volunteers are awfully nice and friendly!”