Ethel Ruth Alexander Raibourn

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    - Linda Brown
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Ethel Ruth Alexander Raibourn was welcomed into the loving arms of her Savior on November 10, 2016. She passed away in KingwoodHospital at the age of 85.

Ruth was born October 11, 1931 to Henry Washington Alexander and Ruth P.G. Hammer in Spring, TX. She spent the majority of her adult life living in Houston, TX. She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years Raymond M. Raibourn, her parents, 5 brothers and her great-granddaughter Corlyn M. Brown. She is survived by her son Raymond L. Raibourn & wife Sally Raibourn, Daughter Linda M. Brown & husband Clayton Brown, Brothers Howard Alexander and John Lawson Daniel & wife Betty Daniel, Grandchildren Paul J. Brown III & wife Kristi Brown, Tracy Immegart & husband Ryan Immegart, Chance Brown, Ashton Brown & wife Randi Brown and Austin Brown, Great-Grandchildren Sierra & Chloe Brown, Ethan & Noah Immegart, Corbyn Brown and Ashtin Brown, Step-Grandchildren Angie Williams Roach, Jim Williams and Jason Williams, Step-Great-Grandchildren, Joshua & James Roach, Travis & Kadie Williams and Bailee Williams, 3 Step-Great-Great-Grandchildren as well as many nieces & nephews.

Ruth was a stay-at-home Mom until her children were in junior high. She then spent about 4 years working part-time during their school hours at OS's Dairy Burger Barn. She always spoke fondly of working there and of all the people she met. She later took a job at Delta Airlines, cleaning and preparing the airplanes for flights. She retired from Delta after 15 years of service due to a serious injury. She spent the remainder of her life helping to look after her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her love and devotion to family and friends will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be held from 5-8pm on Friday, November 18th at Calvary Hill Funeral Home at 21723 Aldine Westfield Rd, Humble, TX 77338. The funeral services will be held at Calvary Hill on Saturday, November 19th at 2:30pm. Pastor S.E. Gatlin and Pastor Rick Martinez will be officiating.

Everyone is encouraged to wear red to the visitation and funeral in honor of Ruth's favorite color.


Published on from Nov. 15 to Nov. 28, 2016
Arrangements under the direction of:
Calvary Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery
21723 Aldine-Westfield Road | Humble, TX 77338 | (281) 443-3340
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