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Ruth Taft Beakley Judson passed away peacefully on January 9th, 2014 at the age of 91. Ruth was born in Ft. Worth, Texas on July 4th, 1922, the second child of Ruth Taft and George G. Beakley. She graduated from Jefferson High School in 1940 where she met and later married the late George Eugene Judson, Jr. Ruth attended Incarnate Word College and The University of Texas at Austin and was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority and Nu Upsilon Tau Tau (NUTT). Ruth and George married on Sept. 13, 1943, and remained devoted to one another for 67 years until George's death in December 2010. Ruth was always a strong, independent, and industrious woman, and an eternal optimist. Even while George was away as a naval officer during WWII and again during the Korean Conflict, she happily maintained the homestead, raising their three small boys who were born between the wars. Ruth was an avid horsewoman and loved all aspects of outdoor life. She founded and operated The Little Acorn (kindergarten) School from 1952 to 1960 from their country home off Prue Road. She later worked as the bookkeeper at St. Mark's Episcopal Church and at Mini Mansions Christian bookstore. Her faith in God and her love for her husband and children were the foundation of her life. Ruth was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, the San Antonio Country Club and participated in events with the Texas Cavaliers where her husband was King Antonio in 1970. She is preceded in death by her husband, George Eugene Judson, Jr., by their son Charles Jeffrey Judson, and by her sister, Alice Walker. She is survived by her four boys, Greg Judson and wife, Stella and daughter, Kaye; Steve Judson and wife, Mary Gail and granddaughters, Ruth Judson Knapik and her husband, Blake and Page Judson Kruse and her husband, Jonathan and great-grandchildren, Dylan and Taylor Kruse and Miles Judson Knapik; Jim Judson and wife Gay, grandson, Ben and his wife, Callie Enlow; Jeff Judson and wife, Margaret Mickler Judson, and granddaughter, Anna Louise, and grandsons, Will and George.
JANUARY 25, 2014
ST. MARKS EPISCOPAL CHURCH
315 EAST PECAN.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Morningside Ministries Covenant Fund, 700 Babcock Road San Antonio, TX 78201, or to the Cibolo Nature Center at 140 City Park Rd., Boerne, TX 78006. A private graveside service will be held for family members only.
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Published in Express-News from Jan. 19 to Jan. 22, 2014