April 25, 1928 - December 8, 2015
Anna Ruth Clark was born on April 25, 1928 in Dallas County, to Ralph Noell and Nannie Henry Noell. Ruth’s father died when she was only six years old. Ruth had a tremendously close relation with her mother who died in 1958.
After numerous hospitalizations during the last four months, Ruth passed away on December 8, 2015 in San Antonio, Texas.
On May 18, 1952, Ruth married Albert Joe Clark in Dallas, Texas. They have been married for over 63 years.
They had two sons – Robert Clark (wife Karen) of Roseville, California and Ronald Clark [wife Melia – pronounced Mah’ –Lee – Ah. Of San Antonio, Texas
Ruth has two granddaughters – Victoria Paige Clark Perkinson [husband Dave Perkinson] and Elizabeth Jordan Clark. Her granddaughters live in Boston, Massachusetts.
Ruth’s Sister and Brothers were – Christine Weichbrodt, Charles Noell and Leslie “Buddy” Noell, all of whom predeceased Ruth.
Ruth is survived by her husband, her sons, their wives, her granddaughters and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ruth is predeceased by her parents and siblings and her parents siblings. Ruth loved all of them and greatly enjoyed her family.
Ruth grew up through the great depression. Ruth graduated from Carrollton High School. After high school, Ruth worked for Lowen Campbell Sporting Goods in Dallas, Texas. After marriage, Ruth was the best wife, mother and homemaker and later worked in retail sales for various department stores in Pine Bluff, Arkansas; Belleville, Illinois; Memphis, Tennessee and Eugene, Oregon.
Ruth was a dutiful railroader’s wife supporting Joe’s railroad career during numerous transfers and promotions to various locations around the United States. Everyone on the railroad knew how much Ruth meant to Joe and everyone respectfully referred to her as “Miss Ruth.”
Ruth’s passions were her family, her little dogs and landscaping.
Say not in grief ‘she is no more’ but live in thankfulness that ‘she was’
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