Salvation Army finds donated ring's owner

Published on Thursday, 26 December 2013 23:14 - Written by Associated Press

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 ( 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.

Information from: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal,

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