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December 08, 2023

Ruby Jean Trivette Gowings

Ruby Jean Trivette Gowings

Ruby Jean Trivette Gowings, 83, of Hiddenite, went to be with her heavenly Father on Monday, September 6, 2021.

Ruby was born April 13, 1938, in Ashe County, to the late Robert Edgar and Ella Mae Trivette. Ruby was a faithful member of East Taylorsville Baptist Church for over 45 years where she served as a Sunday School teacher.

Ruby will always be remembered for greeting everyone with her beautiful, sweet smile and for her mighty faith and trust in her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She endured the loss of her mother at a young age as well as three of her four children but never lost her joy in the Lord. When asked how she was able to survive such great loss, she always gave God the credit for giving her the strength to continue and would encourage others to depend on Him, because He will never leave you or forsake you.

She was the most loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and always gladly put other’s needs before her own. Ruby was employed by the Alexander County Clerk of Court’s Office for over 20 years. She loved her job but retired early to help care for her daughter and grandchildren during her daughter’s illness.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her infant son, Billy Gowings Jr., and daughters, Linda Kim Gowings and Pamela Kay Gowings Meade; brothers, Roy Trivette and Ray Trivette; and stepmother, Mayme Jordan Trivette.

Those left to honor and cherish her memory include her loving husband of 62 years, Bill Gowings of Hiddenite; a daughter, Amy Gowings Johnson and husband Rentz of Conover; grandchildren, Brax Meade and wife Brittany, Chloe Meade, Cooper Johnson, Ruby-Kate Johnson, Evie Johnson, and Chandler Johnson and wife Brooke; and a nephew, Jonathan Gale Trivette.

Due to the recent increase in Covid infections, Mrs. Gowings will lie in state at East Taylorsville Baptist Church in the Jennings Building from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 10, 2021. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel & Gardens located at 3470 US-221, Crumpler, NC 28617. Officiating will be Rev. Chris Meade and Rev. Kevin White.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alexander Hospice at 50 Lucy Echerd Ln, Taylorsville, NC 28681; or East Taylorsville Baptist Church Building Fund at 664 1st Ave Dr SE, Taylorsville, NC 28681.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.

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1 Comment

  1. Becky Burgess on September 9, 2021 at 7:25 am

    Ruby was a sweet and faithful member of the Beaver Creek High School Class of ’57. We always enjoyed seeing her with her husband at our class reunions. I send sympathy to her husband and family, praising God the she was his faithful servant!

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