Salvation Army finds donated ring's owner

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Associated Press

Posted on December 27, 2013 at 6:32 AM

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A West Texas widow who anonymously donated her late husband's ring at a Salvation Army red kettle has come forward and the ring has been returned to her.

The Salvation Army began looking for her after she dropped the ring along with a note in the kettle Monday. A man who was moved by her action offered a replacement donation if the ring appraised at $250 could be returned to her.

Shelie Bravo Williams, who identified herself Thursday, told the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (http://bit.ly/1jNfR1k ) that she gave the ring a kiss when she dropped it in the kettle, thinking she would never see it again.

Williams says her late husband died of cancer in 2006. She finds a way each Christmas season to pay tribute to his memory.

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Information from: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, http://www.lubbockonline.com

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