Ruth J. Currie, 86, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, December 26, 2008. A memorial service is set for 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 30, at First Presbyterian Church, 1100 Carter Creek Parkway in Bryan.
Ruth was born on February 8, 1922, in Falls County, Texas, in a small town named Lott. Ruth graduated high school valedictorian of her class and would have loved to attend college, but her parents could not afford to send her to further her education.
She married Jack W. Currie in 1942, and spent the next 20 plus years as an Air Force wife. They retired and moved back to Bryan, Texas in 1962. Ruth and Jack were married for 65 years and have three children.
Having grown up on a farm, Ruth enjoyed the simple things in life. She loved sewing, canning, reading, gardening, working crossword puzzles and cooking.
Ruth was very active in her church, First Presbyterian Church of Bryan and spent hundreds of hours volunteering at the church. She was a deacon, an elder, a member of Upper Crust and President of the Woman of the Church. She was also a member of the Eastern Star.
Ruth and Jack enjoyed and spent many years traveling the open road in their RV and exploring every state in the union. They also served as camp-ground hosts in a national forest in Colorado for several years. Ruth was a loving, giving person to her family and friends and will be missed greatly.
Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Jack Currie; three children, Don J. Currie, Ruth Blatchley, and Brian Currie; grandchildren, Kimberly Blatchley, Matthew Currie and Elizabeth Currie; great-grandchildren, John Thornton and Tiffany Thornton; great-great grandson, Collin Thornton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to First Presbyterian Church of Bryan, Hospice Brazos Valley, or the Alzheimer’s Association.