Ruby Bowers Galloway passed away peacefully on September 20, 2023 at the age of 90. She was a native of Empire, LA. Following Hurricane Katrina, she was a resident of Amite, LA. For the last year and a half she was a resident of Ville Ste. Marie Assisted Living .Beloved wife of the late Roland Galloway, Sr. and the late Joseph Donald Dupuy by first marriage. She is survived by her daughters, Debra D. Sumich (Roni), Lisa D. Gabrielcich, Tara D. Schaefer (David) and the late Donna Jo Dupuy; Stepchildren, Margaret G. Toups, Kathleen G. Hartzog (Glen), Sharon G. Marange (Joseph), Roland Galloway, Jr. (Linda) and Darlene G. Moore; Grandchildren, Brendon Sumich, Darren Sumich, Laura Sumich, Ryan Arceneaux, Erin Arceneaux, Jannine Newman and Jordan Gabrielcich; Great grandchildren, Morgan Arceneaux, Caleb Broussard, Lily Broussard, Winnie Sumich, Caroline Sumich, Liliana Newman and Jack Everette Sumich. Also survied by neices, nephews and other relatives. Daughter of the late Rueben "Toby" Bowers and Blanche Frisch Bowers. Sister of Emelda Bowers Chevalier and the late Charles Bowers.
Ruby graduated from Buras High School and was retired from Empire Machine Works. She was a talented artist and painter. She loved all animals, especially her birds. She had a green thumb and anything she touched grew. She was a member of the Amite Art Club and loved volunteering with The Busy Bees in Amite making dolls and clothes for children in the hospital. She started the Stitch and Bitch Club in Empire with cousins and friends and taught religion classes at Our Lady of Good Harbor in Buras, Louisiana. Sincere thanks to the staff at Ville Ste. Marie for their love and care. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the American Heart Association and St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Empire, Louisiana.
Family and friends are invited to attend the Visitation at MOTHE FUNERAL HOME, 2100 Westbank Expressway, Harvey, Louisiana on Saturday, September 30, 2023 from 9AM until 11AM. A Funeral Mass will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 11AM. A private interment will be held at a later date. Family and friends may offer condolences at mothefunerals.com.