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Ruth Dixon Carpenter

Birth
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Death 20 Sep 2015 (aged 86)
Rains County, Texas, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 153867659 · View Source
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Ruth D. Carpenter - 1929-2015

Ruth D. Carpenter, 86, passed away on September 20, 2015. She was born August 14, 1929 to William E. and Ruth Harrel Dixon in Houston, Texas. She graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in 1947 and then went on to get a degree from The University of North Texas in Denton. She married Walter L. Carpenter on December 20, 1952 in Houston and was happily married for nearly 54 years prior to Walt's passing in 2006. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.
She is survived by daughters Sherry Haning, Susan and husband Bruce Shaffer, son Bill and his wife Xiu. Grandchildren Katherine Ruth Haning Kalpakis, Christina Kay, Caroline Ruth, Kathleen Grace, William Charles and Andrew Joseph Shaffer, Soren Emile Carpenter, Melissa Rae and Michael White. She also leaves behind great grandchildren Violet Claire, Jane Mirabelle, and Walter Thomas Kalpakis. She is predeceased by her parents, her husband Walt, her daughter Margaret (Peggy) White and her sister, Virginia Spivey.
The memorial service will be held on October 24, 2015 at First United Methodist Church, Houston, 1320 Main at 10:00 a.m. The Rev. Charles Thompson will officiate. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations can be made in Ruth's name to Wesley Community Center (1410 Lee St. Houston, TX 77009) or First United Methodist Church-Houston.

Published in Houston Chronicle on Oct. 18, 2015


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  • Added: 17 Oct 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 153867659
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