Ruby Jeanette Mills was born Ruby Jeanette Lynch September 11, 1943, to Ruby Irene (Fulton) Lynch and James M. Lynch in Bryan, TX. She died on February 28, 2022, in Fort Worth, Texas. Ruby Jeanette Mills was first and foremost a mother who cared about her children. She was never too busy to be there for her children or to help them any way that she could.
Jeanette graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in Bryan TX in 1961. She was a member of the choir and was part of the high school choral group that toured to New York City to perform. Jeanette majored in choral music at Sam Houston State University and also attended North Texas State University. She met her first husband, Jimmie Ray Youngblood, through her participation in the high school choir. They were married when he finished his degree at Texas A&M. They had two children, Brian Youngblood and Tracey Youngblood before Jimmie's unexpected death in 1967. Jeanette married Henson Garvin in 1969 and Brent Garvin was born before the marriage ended in 1976. Jeanette married Bill Stebing in 1977 and Jason Lynch was born before the marriage ended in 1981. Jeanette married Alan Mills in 1998 and remained married until his death in 2013.
Her family included children, son, Brian Youngblood, daughter, Tracey (Youngblood) Hobbs, son, Brent Garvin, and son, Jason Lynch; grandchildren, Tiffany Wood, Brittany Pruitt, Garrett Kenney, Scott Hobbs, Jacob Garvin, Alex Garvin, Amber Garvin, Sarah Youngblood, Joshua Youngblood and Krista Pickett; great-grandchildren, Kayden Kenney, Hogan Hobbs, Sidney Hobbs, Liam Pruitt, Graci Pruitt, Amrynn Wood, Eisley Wood, Corbin Kenney, Kaia Kenney, Jackson Kenney, Jayce Kenney, Ella Gerone; in-laws, Donald Youngblood, Sharon Youngblood, Amber Howell, Brent Howell, Holly Hubbard, Jarrod Hubbard, Ridge Howell, Karin (Belinko) Youngblood, Sidney Hobbs, Logan Wood, Craig Pruitt, Michelle Kenney, Jamie Pickett, Karen (Mills) Flaugher and Edward Flaugher.
A graveside service will be held Thursday, March 3rd, 2022 at 11:00am at the cemetery off Henry Prairie Road in Franklin TX. Flowers for the service can be sent to Hillier Funeral Home 2301 E 29th St, Bryan, TX 77802.
Lat: 30° 57' 45"N, Lon: 96° 27' 31"W
In Franklin, from US Hwy 79, take Farm Rd. 46 south about 1 mile to the Franklin Cemetery on the right side of the road. From Farm Rd 46 turn right or south onto Henry Prairie Road (the dirt road that runs in front of Franklin Cemetery) and continue for about 5 miles to the second major left turn that does not enter someone's property, onto Henry Prairie Church Road. Henry Prairie Baptist Church and Henry Prairie Cemetery will be on your left, (both marked with signs) just down road on left.