Ruby Nell Bolen


Ruby Nell Bolen, 63, passed away on August 26, 2014 in Houston, TX. She was born in Texas City, TX on June 10, 1951.   Ruby worked as a secretary for the principal at Blocker Middle School for many years, then went to work at the Clinical Department for Cyberonics.

 She is preceded in death by her father, W.A. Keener.

Ruby is survived by her husband of 45 years, Clay D. Bolen Sr.; children: Amy Robles and husband Ramon and Clay D. Bolen Jr.; grandchildren: Casey Bolen, Taylor Harris and Baleigh Bolen; mother, Hattie Viola Keener; siblings: Iris Long and husband Ed, Pam Woolf and husband Kevin, Belinda Simmons, Jim Keener and wife Sheri, Albert Keener and wife Sherrie, and Kevin Keener and wife Marie.

 A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 4:00 pm with a visitation to begin at 2:00 pm, in the chapel of Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson.

 In lieu of flowers, her family requests that donations be made in Ruby’s name to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society,



  1. I will always remember your sweet and gentle caring ways. Plus the cheerful smile you wore everyday and generously gave to everyone. You will be truly missed here on earth but I know Bobby is grinning from ear to ear to see your face. You were so thoughtful and giving of yourself during his time of pain. I know that your not feeling any pain standing next to Jesus, Bobby, and George. Your in God’s house now where wonderful sweet and kind people go to be when they are truly blessed. I love you Ruby.
    Bonnie *

    Bonnie Carden Thompson
  2. Clay and Iris, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. May your wonderful memories of Ruby help get you through this difficult time.

    Jimmy & Billie Clifton
  3. I am so sorry to hear about this. I am truly saddened by the news. I pray that you are comforted by sweet memories of your time spent together.
    When I think of Ruby, I hear her laughter.

    Billie Fremont
  4. Amy,

    I was truly saddened to learn of your Mom’s passing… she was such a pleasure to work with. I enjoyed our many conversations about what we would do if we won the lottery and always wished each other “good luck” on lotto nights and were disappointed when we both showed up for work the next day because neither of us won anything. Please extend my deepest condolences to your family during this sad time.


    Tina Pelletier
  5. Our deepest sympathies to Clay and family.

    The Hegwoods
  6. Cannot attend services today and so saddened to hear the news of this beautiful and sweet lady. Always happy and positive and sending my prayers to you, Iris and your family. I know it will be a celebration of good and happy times! Wish I could be there.
    Paula Atwood

    Paula Atwood

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