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2012-12-20 / Obituaries

Ruth Elizabeth Sloan Haworth

Ruth Elizabeth Sloan Haworth, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend to many, passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, December 14, 2012, at the age of 81.

Ruth was born in Stroud, Oklahoma on July 16, 1931. The family moved to Houma, Louisiana, then on to Corpus Christi, Texas where she graduated high school. Ruth eventually moved to Casper, Wyoming where she was employed as a draftswoman for an oil company. Here she met the love of her life, Robert Dale Haworth, and married him on August 23, 1957. The Haworth family moved to Houston, Texas in 1965 and enjoyed 23 years on Pebblebrook and as members of St. Thomas Presbyterian Church.

In 1988, Bob retired as General Counsel of Mobil Oil and he and Ruth moved to Lexington, Texas where for the last 24 years Ruth graciously hosted her large family and numerous friends. Ruth enjoyed cooking, entertaining, sewing, gardening and living on the ranch. She and Bob were long time members of the First Christian Church of Lexington and cherished the friendships they made there. Always the consummate hostess, Ruth knew how to make everyone feel special and welcome in her home. She was loving, generous, compassionate and never took herself too seriously; she would laugh at herself and make you laugh in the process.

Ruth is preceded in death by Robert Dale Haworth, her loving husband of 43 years. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Rodriguez and husband Mark, of Austin; son Robert Dale Jr. and wife Janet, of Houston; daughter Molly Cook and husband Alan, of Houston; daughter Liz Haworth, of Lexington; daughter Nancy Sachs and husband Jon, of Austin; grandchildren Ryan Rodriguez and his wife Kati, of San Diego, CA; Eric Rodriguez, of Austin; Caitlin and Austin Haworth, of Houston; Grant and Robert Cook, of Houston; Joshua Sachs, of Austin; and J. Michael Sachs, a US Marine currently serving in Afghanistan. Ruth is also survived by her siblings, Jill Brannin, of Corpus Christi; D.A. DeGomez of San Diego, CA; John Sloan of Penrose, CO; and many extended family members and dear friends.

A memorial service and celebration of her wonderful and glorious life will be held at her home in Lexington on May 11, 2013. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorial contributions be made to the USO or the Wounded Warrior Project.

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