Final Voyage
Ruby Harris

TO ALL HANDS:

Regretfully, I have just learned that Barbara Kline’s mother Ruby (Joplin) Harris lost her battle to cancer on Oct 25th, 2006. While these are the saddest of times for us all, I know the support and understanding of her extended Perry family will provide a bit of comfort to Barbara in this time of deep sorrow.

As a young bride, Ruby suffered a great loss when her husband Ottice lost his life aboard the DMS-17 when struck by an enemy mine. While Barbara Kline never got to know her dad, his vivid memory has lived on throughout the years with the loving support of his shipmates. I’m proud to say that the Perry Reunion Association has continued to play a small part in this tradition

It seems like yesterday that we all enjoyed the company of Ruby at our Branson & Charleston reunions. While Ruby’s final voyage has taken her back to Ottice, I know she will be with Barbara and her extended Perry family in spirit at our San Antonio reunion.

We will always remember this wonderful lady and great supporter of the Perry Association. Our prayers and deepest sympathy go out to the Kline family.

Condolences can be sent to: baba4@sbcglobal.net - 940-767-6829
BARB KLINE
1622 PEARL AVE
WICHITA FALLS, TX 76301