Services for Ruth Rowden, 89, of Wellman will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 11, 2008 at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Carter officiating and Rev. Glen Smith assisting. Burial will be in Terry County Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Brownfield Funeral Home.
Ruth passed away Friday, February 8, 2008 in Brownfield. She was born June 16, 1918 in Tye, Texas. She moved with her parents to Brownfield in 1923. She attended Union and Brownfield Schools. Ruth married R J Rowden, October 1, 1938 in Tahoka, TX. She was a member of Wellman PTA, Home Demonstration Club, Women's Missionary Union and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Ruth is preceded in death by a sister Irma Lee Higgins and a brother, Everett Brazelton.
Ruth is survived by her husband R J of Wellman; a son, Lewayne Rowden and his wife Liz of Wellman; a daughter, Joy Osborn and her husband Steve of Big Spring; 7 grandchildren, J Rowden and wife Stacy of Brownfield, Scott Rowden and wife Julie of Lubbock, Wade Rowden and wife Shanna of Lubbock, Sean Rowden and wife Karolen of Lubbock, Kristi Coleman and husband Jason of Ropesville, Jenny Breitschopf and husband Travis of Forsan and Kelli Osborn of Lubbock; 14 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Elizabeth Wilson of Midland and Billie Martin of Royse City; a caregiver, Sonya "Cookie" Harrell.
Ruth will be in state for viewing on Sunday from 9am-8pm.
The family will have visitation from 4-6pm on Sunday at the funeral home.