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In Memory of

Ruth Hornick

April 16, 1921 - March 26, 2015

Obituary


Ruth English Hornick was born April 16, 1921 in Arlington, Texas and died peacefully on March 26th in Houston. A graduate of Grapevine High School, she was preceded in death by Bob, her husband of nearly 70 years, in April 2014, and thirteen brothers and sisters. As a sharecropper's daughter, as a young adult, she helped support her family by picking cotton. As a wife, she encouraged her husband while he attended college on the GI bill. As a supportive mother, she cared for her family through scouting, Little League, church, school, and band activities.

Ruth English Hornick was born April 16, 1921 in Arlington, Texas and died peacefully on March 26th in Houston. A graduate of Grapevine High School, she was preceded in death by Bob, her husband of nearly 70 years, in April 2014, and thirteen brothers and sisters. As a sharecropper's daughter, as a young adult, she helped support her family by picking cotton. As a wife, she encouraged her husband while he attended college on the GI bill. As a supportive mother, she cared for her family through scouting, Little League, church, school, and band activities.
Survivors include her children, Gloria and husband Darral Walker of Rockdale, Paul and wife Peggy Harvey and Donald, all of Houston. Also survived by her grandchildren, Delaine Evans and husband Marcus of Katy, Vickie Walker, Grant Walker and wife Danielle all of Austin, and Rachel Hornick of Houston. Great grandchildren Macey and Marley Evans of Katy, Alex and Austin Pain of Austin, Jackson and Ainsley Walker of Austin. As well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Ruth enjoyed her church, St. Stephen's United Methodist Church, working with flowers, playing 42, and spending time with family and friends. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, and friend.
Visitation will be on Monday, March 30th from 5:00 to 8:00 at Pat Foley Funeral Home. Services will be at 2:00 on Tuesday, March 31st at St. Stephen's United Methodist Church, 2003 West 43rd Street, Houston, 77018. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be sent to St. Stephen's United Methodist Church.