Ruth Anna Hoffman Ford, 91, daughter of Rollo Hoffman and Ruth Marques Hoffman, was born February 28, 1917, at Whitefish, Flathead County, Montana. She told of the doctor traveling in 20 degrees below zero through a snow storm for the event.
The family left Montana, due to her mother’s failing health, in a Model T Ford in the late 1920’s and arrived in San Antonio, Texas. There Ruth finished school and in 1935, she and Frank Ford were married.
Following a successful career at USAA, San Antonio and an early retirement for Ruth, she and Frank moved to Lampasas, Texas, where they spent some very happy times. After being widowed in 1983, a year later she moved back to San Antonio for a couple of years and then moved to Blanco, which she dearly loved. The last four years, she has lived with her daughter, Janet. The last year and four months, Cherry Crawford has assisted in the special dedicated care given to Ruth.
Ruth Ford is preceeded in death by her hustand, Frank Ford; her sister, Carlyn Hoffman McQuitty, and her brother, Percy Hoffman. She is survived by two daughters, Doris Elaine Ford of Longview, Texas, and Janet Ford Fisher of Blanco, Texas. Her eight grandchildren are: Anita Ruth Scribner of Longview, Texas; Sharla Fuller, Jason Neill, and Edith Marvin of Dallas, Texas; Priscilla Ford of Longview, Texas; John M. Hickman, Jr. of Tampa Florida; Peggy Suzanne Hostetler and Naron (Bubba) Fisher of Blanco, Texas. Ruth also leaves twenty-nine great-grandchildren.
Ruth died on September 23, 2008, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital, where she had received loving care for a week. Services were held at 11:00a.m., Saturday, September 27, 2008, at New Hope Lutheran Church in Blanco, followed by burial next to Ruth’s deceased husband, Frank Ford, at Oakhills Cemetery, Lampasas, Texas. Pall Bearers: John Hickman, Rick Ford, Carson Weiershausen, Aaron Hostetler, David Hostetler, Randy Holland, and Daniel Crawford. Pastor “Skip” Brasher graciously conducted the services.
The family asks you take flowers to someone you love or memorials may be made to New Hope Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 1377, Blanco, Texas 78606.