Ruby Dixon Sides celebrated her 95th birthday on November 13, 2016 with a family gathering in her home in La Porte City. She was born on November 19, 1921 in Kings Mountain, NC. She married Warren A. Sides, Jr. on December 15, 1945 in Charlotte, NC. He passed in April of 1982.
Ruby worked at Southern Bell Telephone Co. in NC, as a teacher in La Porte City and Brandon, as a waitress at Angel’s Café, and in Thompson’s Jack and Jill Grocery Store, both in La Porte City. She was active in her church and in the community and still enjoys playing Bridge at the Senior Center.
Her family includes her son Dick (Sally), their children and spouses and grandchildren, and her daughter Helen (Pat Merchant) and their sons and spouses and grandson. She has a sister Nell (Bill Jones) in North Carolina, five sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews. Cards may be sent belatedly to 503 Locust St., La Porte City, IA, 50651.