Ruth Marie Williams, 87, of Trinidad, passed away peacefully on May 21, 2009. She was born in Normangee, Texas, on Dec. 21, 1921, daughter to Aubrey A. Cox and Mabel McGee Cox.
Mrs. Williams is predeceased by husband Gilbert Doyle Williams; daughter, Judith Davault; and sister, Sybil Cox Stevens.
She is survived by her sister-in-law, Dixie Little of Duncanville; daughter, Carol Rippa of San Antonio; son, Allen Williams of North Richland Hills; granddaughters, Jill Ammann of San Antonio, Wendy Brylak of San Antonio, Holly Weihl of Arvada, Colorado, Sarah Ohgushi of Portland, Ore., Karen Gandy of Jacksonville, Jennifer Davault of Jacksonville; grandsons, David Davault of Tyler, Todd Davault of Tyler, Danny Williams of Bryan, Nicholas Williams of North Richland Hills. She also has 15 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Williams grew up in Mexia, Texas. She graduated from Mexia High School and attended Sam Houston State College. She met Gilbert Williams while attending Sam Houston and married him in 1942. He proudly served in the United States Army Air Corp in World War II. Mrs. Williams gave birth to Carol during this time. After the war, they settled in Dallas and had two more kids, Judy and Allen. Mrs. Williams was a homemaker. She proudly raised three kids. After two of the kids left home, she went to work for Parkland Hospital as a screening associate in admitting. In 1982, Gilbert and Ruth retired to their home on Cedar Creek Lake.
Mrs. Williams loved living on the lake. She was very active in the Methodist Church all while they were living in Dallas and at their retirement home on the lake. She and her daughter, Judy, sang in the choir for many years. She participated in the Methodist women societies.
Mrs. Williams loved her sports and was a true hometown fan. You could always see her in front of the TV cheering for the Cowboys, the Mavericks or the Stars. She was also an avid fan of golf.
During the last six months, Mrs. Williams relocated to San Antonio to assisted living at Morningside Manor. The staff at Morningside could see that they had a “live wire.” Within a month she was on the welcoming committee, server at many of the functions and cookie maker. She also enjoyed attending many family events with her daughter, two granddaughters and many grandkids.
The Lord truly blessed Ruth in all the work of His hands. As a result, those who were fortunate to be a part of her life have also been greatly blessed. The gift she gave was a gift of love to all who knew her. She will be dearly missed.
Mrs. Williams was laid to rest in Bluebonnet Hills in Colleyville on Tuesday, May 26, 2009.
The family requests that donations in Mrs. Williams’ memory be made to Morningside Manor, 602 Babcock Road, San Antonio, TX 78201.