Ruby Mae Atkinson, 87, Brookings, died May 15, 2000, at Curry Good Samaritan Center.

She was born Aug. 26, 1912, in Arkansas.

She moved to Brookings in 1999 from new Mexico. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors are sons Bill, John, Joe and Charles Atkinson, all of Deming, N.M.; daughters Pat Nash, Brookings; Alice Gado, Belen, N.M.; Peggy Cunningham, Victorville, Calif.; brother Lloyd Glover; grandchildren Eileen Chandler, Redmond; Mike Nash, Brookings; Richard and Jeffrey Nash, both of Auburn, Wash.

Also surviving are 27 grandchildren and 49 great-great grandchildren.

No formal services will be conducted at this time.

Arrangements are under the direction of Scantlins Brookings Mortuary Chapel.