Artie LaRuth McKinzie
Artie LaRuth McKinzie – A memorial service for LaRuth McKinzie, 68, of Lubbock was held at her home at 4918 44th Street, on Saturday, July 7, 2012, at 10 a.m.
LaRuth was born October 7, 1943 in Temple, Oklahoma and passed away July 2, 2012 in Lubbock, Texas.
LaRuth was preceded in death by her step son, Jeffery Dallas McKinzie, granddaughter, Heather Beam, mother, Mary Avens Brown, and father, Luther Brown. LaRuth is survived by her husband of 21 years, Don McKinzie; brothers, Dale, Glen and Joe Brown; sisters, Doris Brown Collmorgan (formerly of Blue, Texas) and Jean Brown Schneider (formerly of Lee County); sons, Dusty Read and Stan Beam; grandchildren, Tarah Read and Eric Beam.
LaRuth formerly lived in Lexington. She and Don returned to Lubbock to be near her children and grandchildren.