Ruth Loretta Artz, 90, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, October 16, 2014. Funeral Service is scheduled for 2pm on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Houston National Cemetery Chapel, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas. Interment will immediately follow. Pastor David Norton of Snook Assembly of God Church will be officiating the service.
Ruth was born April 12, 1924 in Savoy, Illinois to Fred and Opal Rosemier. She married the love of her life William Adam Artz on March 7, 1942. They were married 32 years before he died in 1974. Anyone who had been around our Mother knows how much she loved her family and how much we loved her. We will miss her very, very much but we have a million good memories of all the happy times together. Through the years we have had family gatherings, birthday parties and other occasions to be together with friends and relatives, Mother was always there. We thought at this time, she would most want to be surrounded by her family. For that reason we decided to only have a chapel service in Houston.
Mother lived at Crestview Terrace Apartments in Bryan for 20 years. Where she coordinated the Thursday Worship Service each week and arranged ministers to bring the message.
For the past three years, she has lived with Doug and Debra. As a family we are so grateful that they were able to let her live with them. They have made sure she had everything she wanted or needed. For the past few weeks she has been under Hospice care at Doug & Debra’s home.
Our Mother belonged to First Methodist Church in Bryan and Bellaire Methodist Church when she lived in Houston.
Mother has had a lot of friends that she has stayed in contact with through the years. People who were not even related called her “Grammer” or “Aunt Ruth”. She was special to everyone. Always had a smile and even up to the last few days, her sense of humor never faded.
Ruth is preceded in death by her parents, her brother Charles Rosemier, and her “Bill” whom she missed very much.
She is survived by her sister Betty Cumberlin of Ft Worth, Tx, three children, daughter DeAnna Artz Griffin & her husband Albert (Butch), son Douglas W. Artz and his wife Debra, and son Ronald R. Artz and his wife Glenda. Known as “Grammer” by her Grandchildren Courtney Artz Dodge & Husband Brian Dodge, Christopher Artz, Jason & Sarah Schmiedeke, Amy & Jared Heyman. Great- grandchildren Shane, Karena & Natalie Artz, Mackenzi & Kyle Heyman and Parker Schmiedeke Nieces, nephews and other family members.
Flowers can be sent to the Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan, TX., or donations in Mother’s memory to Hospice Brazos Valley.Print This Obituary