HOWLAND – Ruby E. Nelson Landry, 89, died Sept. 12, 2006, at a Bangor health care facility. Ruby was born Nov. 8, 1916, in Knoxville, Tenn., the daughter of A. C. and Lizzie Long. Ruby loved gardening and enjoyed canning food. She was predeceased by her husbands, Clare Nelson and Richard Landry. She is survived by four children, George Sutton of Madison, Wis., Goldia Haire of Denver, Clare Nelson of Mount Pleasant, S.C., and Dale Nelson of Seattle; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the Howland Cemetery, with the Rev. Clayton Crocker officiating. Arrangements with Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln. For an online register book, please visit