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Ruth Morrow Anders

Huntsville, Texas

Jun 10, 1938 – Sep 30, 2020


June 10, 1938
September 30, 2020
Huntsville, Texas


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Waller-Thornton Funeral Home - Huntsville, LLP Obituary

Ruth Morrow-Anders died peacefully in her sleep on September 30, 2020 due to complications from Covid 19. She was 82 years old. A private family remembrance has been set for Wednesday October 7.

Ruth was born deep in the woods of rural Kentucky, the youngest of 5 children. Her family was displaced and forced to relocate to the Harodsburg Kentucky area due to the installation of the Wolf Creek Dam on the Cumberland River. Despite of that, she was one of the first in her family to graduate from high school. Ruth went to work for a local lawyer, gaining experience she would share.

She married Joseph L. Anders, had two sons. Then IBM decided to move the Kentucky family to a new plant in Texas. Ruth was present for the birth of her first grandchild, and for the next 20 years, she would travel to be with those grandkids for Christmas.

After working for the state of Texas for 20 years, she retired to Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. There she pursued her passion for dancing and travel, living a model retired life.

Ruth is survived by her long time partner, Norman Mavencamp, sons Joseph Leonard Anders Jr. and James Drew Anders, and grandchildren Lisa Mae Anders and Robert Leonard Anders. She was pre-deceased by all of her siblings, Robert, Ada, Myrtle and Bernice, and her former spouse Joseph L. Anders.

In lieu of donations, please thank the front line workers supporting Covid relief.

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She will truly be missed. She was my friend. May God bless youall.

She will be missed. Her sass will never be forgotten and her smile when she saw her Joey will will always remembered. It has been an honor to know your family. My condolences to you and yours.