Born Rebecca Shalhoob on October 9, 1937 in Lompoc Valley, California passed away peacefully after a brief illness, on March 19, 2017 at Cottage Hospital with her family by her side.
Ruby had a deep passion for animals. Her joy in life was rescuing everything and anything that needed food, shelter and love (not excluding humans). Finding homes for them or keeping them herself if she could get away with sneaking them by Jim, her devoted husband of 46 years. Ruby had a passion for good horses; Peruvians, Arabians, and registered Paints; there really wasn’t a horse that she didn’t love.
Through the years, Ruby and Jim provided boarding space for beginning to advanced horse enthusiast, which developed many long-term friendships.
Survived by her loving husband, Jim Bradburn, son Nick De Anda, grandchildren Daniele Nicole, Rachael Rebecca and Christian, and brothers Jerry Shalhoob, and Bill Shalhoob, nieces, nephews and friends. She will be missed by many.
We would like to thank Dr. West and the nursing staff at the ICU at Cottage Hospital for the great care they gave to our Ruby.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Hearts Therapeutic Riding.