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Ruby C. Hall (1967-2020)

Ruby C. Hall

Ruby C. Hall, 52, our beloved mother, wife, sister, daughter, friend, died suddenly on July 22, 2020.

She was born in Farmington on Nov. 29, 1967, the youngest child of Ray Evan and Blanche (Hesketh) Hinkley. Ruby attended and graduated from Mt. Abram High School, class of 1986. She also studied at University of Maine at Augusta and was three credits shy of her Associates Degree.

She played for many years on the Phillips women’s softball team.

On Nov.  29, 1986, she married William Hall of Strong. Together, they were foster parents for many children, from 1995-2019. She also served as a respite provider.

In her earlier working years, Ruby helped her dad keeping books at the family business, Hinkley Woodworking. Through the years, she was also a CAN at Strong Nursing Home and worked at Sandy River Rehabilitation Center in Strong. She worked at Bass Shoe in Wilton for 5 years until it closed in 1998.

Ruby is survived by her husband Bill; daughters Katrina Bivens, Andrea, and Rebecca Hall; sons Trevor, Jonathan, Robert, and Daniel Hall; grandchildren Zackary and Zeiva Bivens; and great- granddaughter Stella Bivens. She was ‘Mimi” to Silas and Dakota, who held a special place in her heart. Ruby is survived also by several nieces, nephews, cousins, and aunts. She was predeceased by her parents, a sister Susan Hutchins, and a brother Arthur.

A funeral service will be held Aug. 15, 2020 at 10 a.m., at Fortin’s Funeral Home, 217 Turner Street, Auburn, Maine.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Special Olympics of Maine, 125 John Roberts Road South Portland, Maine 04106; or to Kidspeace, c/o Dan Frye, Kidspeace Graham Lake, 16 Kidspeace Way Ellsworth, Maine 04605. Donations to Kidspeace can also be made on-line at

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  1. Awesome memories! She was one of the best! Such a great friend! So very sorry for your loss Bill & family!💞

    Missed dearly...
    Always remembered...
    Truly loved!💞💕💖

  2. Ruby always had a smile on her face. She was such a caring person and gave so much to her family and really to all of us. I will miss seeing her.
    Keep good memories close to your heart, Bill and family.

  3. GREAT MEMORIES WITH THIS LADY . One of the best .You will be deeply missed my friend .So Sorry Bill and family ❤

  4. So very sorry to hear, Thinking of the family

  5. So sad to hear this. She was a great mother and I have a lot of fond memories of her and her children. So sorry Bill, Trevor, Jonathan and Katrina and to the rest of the family

  6. Bill and family,
    No words can describe how sorry I am for your loss.

    Until We Meet Again Ruby
    Those special memories of you will always bring a smile and laughter
    If only I could have you back for just a little while longer
    Then we could sit and talk again just like we use to do growing up
    Your friendship always meant so very much to me even though we went in different directions after high school but whenever we met up it was like we had just seen each other the day before
    The fact that you are no longer here will always bring tears of sadness but you're forever in my heart until we meet again.
    Love always

  7. Bill I am so sorry for your loss of your wife.
    Josie :)

  8. So sorry to hear this. Ruby was such a kind and caring soul with a great sense of humor. She will be deeply missed.

  9. Oh my gosh! Such a loss, all my love & best to the entire Hinkley & Hall families. Remember all of the joy & memories. My thoughts are with you all!

  10. R.I.P Ruby you was an Amazing person & was always good to me,Everytime I needed to get away as a child you was there. Your Loved & Truly missed by millions

  11. So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers.

  12. So sorry to hear this. She will surely be missed.