H.R. No. 1795
         WHEREAS, The wisdom and experience of centenarians are a
  source of enduring inspiration, and it is indeed a pleasure to honor
  Ruby Lee Martin Beebe of Kermit for joining this elite group of
  Texans on April 29, 2013; and
         WHEREAS, The former Ruby Martin was born to George and Maggie
  Martin in South Bend, Texas, in 1913; she grew up in the company of
  two brothers and four sisters and came to understand the value and
  virtue of hard work at an early age; she helped her family to farm
  cotton and raise livestock and garden produce, and she learned to
  sew, quilt, cook, and can; her skill as a seamstress was widely
  recognized, and expectant mothers in the area treasured the baby
  clothes and quilts she made for them; and
         WHEREAS, Mrs. Beebe survived the Spanish flu pandemic in 1918
  and later helped her family during the Great Depression by
  collecting pecans and fishing from the Brazos River; while still in
  school, she raised chickens and won a free trip to Fort Worth for
  her poultry entry at the Young County Fair; she also distinguished
  herself with her athletic ability and became a star on South Bend's
  championship basketball team; and
         WHEREAS, She met her husband, Paul Beebe, in 1930, and the
  couple shared more than six happy decades of marriage before his
  passing in 1992; over the years, they resided in New Mexico, as well
  as in Denver City and Kermit, Texas, as Mr. Beebe held a series of
  jobs with El Paso Natural Gas, and they raised three sons, Martin,
  Paul, and Claude, and a daughter, Alice; Mrs. Beebe's excellent
  cooking and baking skills were prized by her husband and children,
  and her German chocolate cake and chocolate chip cookies were
  special favorites; and
         WHEREAS, Respected for her generosity and her involvement in
  community activities, Mrs. Beebe took part in a variety of church
  functions in the towns where she lived, participating in Sunday
  school, Bible classes, and quilting groups; she also made it a point
  to support soldiers by sending care packages to those serving
  overseas; and
         WHEREAS, Today, Mrs. Beebe's family has grown to include 14
  grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 29
  great-great-grandchildren; blessed with their affection and
  sustained by her strong faith, she has gracefully reached the
  century mark and continues to enrich the lives of all who are
  fortunate enough to know her; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby honor Ruby Lee Martin Beebe on the joyous
  occasion of her 100th birthday and extend to her sincere best wishes
  for continued happiness; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Mrs. Beebe as an expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives.
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 1795 was adopted by the House on May
  8, 2013, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House