Ruth J. Currie

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.


  1. Ruth was my mother’s best friend. They were involved in numerous church projects and worked so well together. Ruth was a hard worker, a great friend and a wonderful person. I know she is with God and no longer hurting, but Mom and I will miss her tremendously.

  2. Ruth and Ron:

    We were so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother! We do know that she is in a better place now and I know that you own beautiful memories that will never fade! You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love, Fred and Patti Willems

  3. Debbie – Don,

    I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you both. I fully understand the depth of your sorrow.

    In deepest sympathy,

  4. Jessica, Patrick, their father John Sweeten and I have known and loved Ruth Currie since we entered the First Presbyterian Chruch in early 70’s. Any time we went we looked forward to seeing and were greeted by Ruth and her smiling face. Besides being a pillar in the church and in many lives, her contributions and service to church and community will long be remembered. In death, Ruth will be missed by all who knew and loved her here on earth. But, God is love and through him we shall all be reunited someday in eternity.

    With love and understanding. Peace be with her dear husband Jack and her children and extended family.

  5. Ron, Ruth, Kim, John Scott, and Tiffany – I am sorry to hear of your loss. Mrs. Currie was such a dear woman and she will no doubt be greatly missed. My sympathies and hugs to you.

  6. Jack, Don, Ruth Ann, Brian, – families,

    We were so sad to hear about Ruth passing away. Please except our
    deepest symanthy to you and yours.
    I’m so sorry that we didn’t get to make
    it, but Don is having a problem with his
    back. She was a fine person and was
    always smililng. In Christian Love,
    Don, Trudy – Duncan

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