Ruby Allene Curtis passed away Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, at the age of 77. Ruby was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri Feb. 29, 1940, to Albert and Leatha Patch. She relocated with her family at the age of 9 to California, eventually moving to Hemet in 1980. Ruby worked as a nurse’s aide and enjoyed many things, including gardening, traveling and reading. She moved to Mountain Center, which she loved and where lived until she passed.