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Perrin, Ruth E

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January 18, 1922 - July 14, 2014

Perrin, Ruth E

Ruth Estelle Perrin

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(January 18, 1922 – July 14, 2014)

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Ruth Perrin, age 92, passed away at her residence on Monday, July 14th, 2014 in Spring, TX.

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Ruth was born in Wewoka, OK the daughter of an itinerate Baptist minister (John R. Clark) and his wife (Ethel Irene Hamm Clark).  Her early years were spent in Wewoka, OK and Martin, TN.  She attended high school in West Frankfort, IL and college at Southern Illinois Normal College in Carbondale, IL.  She was one of twelve children growing up in the dust bowl days of Oklahoma during the depression.

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Upon completion of her college studies she moved to San Antonio, TX where she found work at Kelly AFB and would later meet her husband, John Perrin Jr., who had recently returned from the European theater after WWII.  Their union produced six children.

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Ruth was a stay-at-home mom who taught Sunday school, sang in church choirs, and served in other numerous church related activities.  A twenty year resident of Austin, TX she always considered Hillcrest Baptist Church to be her church home and its membership family.  She especially loved the ladies of the Sunday school class she was a part of.

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As her husband’s employment transferred them, she lived in Brooklyn, NY; New Bedford, MA; San Antonio, TX; Rochester, NY; and Boise, ID.  Shortly after her husband’s death she moved to Pasadena, TX and later Spring, TX.

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Ruth was preceded in death by one child, Judy; her husband, John; her parents, John and Ethel; and siblings Charles, Joseph, Raymond, Flora, Irene, Eugene, Richard, James, and three siblings that died at birth.

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Ruth is survived by her daughter and four sons:  Elaine R. Beck and husband Walter of Conroe, TX; Daniel W. Perrin of Spring, TX; Gerald D. Perrin and wife Darlene of Grand Prairie, TX; Don R. Perrin and wife Diane of Houston, TX; and John K. Perrin and wife Deitra of Willis, TX; dear family friend Steven Oxley of Spring, TX; one brother Paul H. Clark of St. Louis, MO; eleven grandchildren: Chad A. Perrin of Bellingham, WA; Jenny L. Knight and husband Mark of Mansfield, TX; Nathan D. Perrin of Grand Prairie, TX; Michael S. Perrin and wife Jennifer of Pearland, TX; Christopher R. Perrin and wife Emily of Pearland, TX; Blakely A. Garcia and husband Carl of Cedar Park, TX; Tiffany D. Brizendine and husband Ben of Pearland, TX; Cary S. Perrin and wife Danielle of Alvin, TX; Jeff C. Perrin of Houston; TX, Michelle E. Buzz of Conroe, TX; and Eric M. Buzz of Conroe, TX; and seventeen great grandchildren.

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Internment will be at the Cook Walden Capital Memorial Park Cemetery in Pflugerville, TX.  A private graveside service will be held for family members on day, date and time.

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Arrangements were entrusted to Darst Funeral Home of Kingwood, TX and Cook Walden of Austin, TX.  Family and friends may view the obituary and send condolences to the family online at www.darstfuneralhome.com          

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Service Information

Interment: A graveside service was held on 2014-07-18 at Cook Walden Capital Parks Cemetery.


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