Ruby was born June 1, 1923, in London, England. She danced with the London Academy of Ballet. Her family moved from England to Toronto, Canada, and Ruby continued dancing on stage. She worked as a professional model in Canada, and she also won the title of Miss Toronto.
Ruby married and had two sons in Toronto. Her husband’s insurance business moved the family to California, and Ruby had two more children–two daughters. After her children were in school, she opened Ruby Lawton’s Classical School of Dance. Ruby’s students were trained in ballet, tap, and modern dance. Then at the age of 50, Ruby became a real estate broker and had a successful career in real estate, working until she was 75.
Ruby still stays active and enjoys walking every day in the gardens. She loves dancing and participating in many Townehouse activities. On June 1 2023, Ruby will celebrate her 100th birthday!
My grandmother lives at the Ventura Townehouse and I feel confident that she is in good hands. They get her to her appointments and provide any aftercare that she may need. Everyone there is friendly and like family. I feel like I’m at home when I go there to visit her and eat with her in the dining room.
Recently, I visited my Mom from Chicago. Each day I offered to take us out and about in Ventura. We found ourselves having such an enjoyable time at the Townehouse we didn’t leave. The dining room was so lovey to enjoy with her friends. Patios welcoming and the activities kept us busy. We laughed and had fun all day! Thank you everyone for making me feel at home and making my visit special. It’s always hard to leave my mom. But not as hard when I know she is so happy! Until my next visit!
Staff is very helpful and always concerned about my Mother’s needs, the interior and grounds maintenance is exceptional. Dining provides healthy menus to choose from. Front desk staff is always friendly and helpful. Best decision we ever made was bringing my mom here.