Ruth V. Allred Hale of Kendalia, born on February 14, 1920, passed away peacefully at the age of 88 on December 1, 2008, after a 2-year bout with duodenal cancer.
She worked at making a home for her husband and two children. She also took in two different nieces and grandchildren, and sent them to school. She had many nieces, nephews, and siblings staying with her at different times – her home was open to them all. She was confidante to them and most of her neighbors, many of whom are extended family.
Ruth lived in the Blanco area since 1972 and was well known in Blanco. She was a member of All Faiths Chapel for many years; she had been attending Kendalia Community Church prior to the last couple of months of her illness. Up to the time that she went into the Riverview Nursing Home in Boerne, Ruth would perk up at the mention of a spicy, crispy chicken sandwich and seasoned curly fries at Jack In The Box.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert (Bob) Hale; brothers, Cyril Allred, Leland (Dick) Allred, Virgil Allred; and sister, Kathy Albright. She is survived by her sister, Patsy Nunnery of Rio Rancho, New Mexico; her son, Shandy (Butch) Hale and wife, Polly, of Blanco; her daughter, Bobbie and husband, Curt Behnke, of Kendalia; grandchildren, Shandy (Robbie), Virgil, and Brenda Hale, Dana Romero, Betty Jean Mann, Bonnie Felps, and Jeff Kress; great grandchildren; and great, great grandchildren. She claimed to have 49 descendants, which would now be 50, because another great great grandson was born the morning of December 1.
A memorial service was held at 10:00a.m. on Tuesday, December 9th at Trinity Lutheran Church, 7th and Main Street, Blanco.