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(J.R.H. 49)

Offered by: Representative Houston of Ferrisburg

Whereas, Ruby Murin Gaines was reared in West Virginia, and

Whereas, after graduating from the Metropolitan Hospital School of Nursing in New York City as a registered nurse, she remained at the Metropolitan Hospital where she was an instructor in operating room procedure, and

Whereas, before settling in Vermont, Ruby Murin Gaines had the challenging medical assignment of managing the first aid station at the Bronx Zoo in New York, and

Whereas, after marrying Allen Gaines, she settled in Vergennes, where for many years she was the successful proprietor of the Gaines Real Estate Agency, and

Whereas, Ruby Murin Gaines enthusiastically devoted many volunteer hours to the Vergennes United Methodist Church where, among other activities, she was a leader in the women's auxiliary and a dedicated summer bible school instructor who loved teaching young children, and

Whereas, she derived great joy from her beautiful rose garden that was the result of her patient horticultural attention, and

Whereas, Ruby Murin Gaines' sincerity and caring were a hallmark of her life, and

Whereas, she will be truly missed by her husband Allen, her sons Theodore, Gary, Joe and Scott, her daughters Donna and Linda, her three grandchildren and her friends and neighbors in Vergennes, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly extends its condolences to the family and many friends of Ruby Murin Gaines on the occasion of her passing, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Allen Gaines in Vergennes.