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Ruth Ann GARRISON[1, 2, 3]

Female 1916 - 2003  (86 years)Deceased


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  • Name Ruth Ann GARRISON 
    Born 2 Jul 1916  Pittsburg, Camp Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 4 Jan 2003  Dallas, Dallas Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 8 Jan 2003  Kilgore City Cemetery, Kilgore, Gregg Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Ruth Ann Garrison Watkins - Memorial
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    Person ID I1627  Garrison-Logan Family Tree | Garrison, Lovick Pierce ancestors and descendants
    Last Modified 15 Dec 2014 

    Father Earl Fore GARRISON,   b. 4 Apr 1875, Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1947, Pittsburg, Camp Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Cliff Vivian DICKSON,   b. 27 Sep 1878, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1962, New London, Rusk Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 1898 
    Family ID F492  Group Sheet

    Family 1 James Marvin WATKINS,   b. 1 Nov 1914, Gladewater, Gregg Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1966, Wood Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)  [4
    Married 1939 
    Children 
     1. Sharon Sue WATKINS,   b. 19 Jan 1940, Lamar Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 2005, Dallas, Dallas Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    Last Modified 16 May 2011 
    Family ID F495  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Harold Guido HABENICHT,   b. 2 Nov 1920, Fredericksburg, Gillespie Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 2001  (Age 80 years)  [5
    Married 14 Feb 1969  Dallas Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 16 May 2011 
    Family ID F940  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Jul 1916 - Pittsburg, Camp Co, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Feb 1969 - Dallas Co, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Jan 2003 - Dallas, Dallas Co, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 8 Jan 2003 - Kilgore City Cemetery, Kilgore, Gregg Co, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S42] America's Obituaries & Death Notices, (NewsBank, Inc.), 18 Nov 2009.
      HABENICHT, RUTH WATKINS Services for Ruth Habenicht, 86, longtime resident of Kilgore, will be two p.m., Wednesday, January 8, 2003, at the St. Lukes United Methodist Church with the Reverends Robert Besser and Ralph Rudy officiating. Burial will follow in the Kilgore Cemetery. Mrs. Habenicht had resided in Dallas since February of 2002. She was born July 2, 1916 in, Pittsburg, Texas. She graduated from Pittsburg High School as the class Salutatorian. Mrs. Habenicht married J. Marvin Watkins in 1939 and they moved to Kilgore in 1944. Mrs. Habenicht served as President of Bell Supply Company from 1966 until the early 1970s when she sold the company. In 1969 she married Harold G. Habenicht after the death of Mr. Watkins. Immediately after settling in Kilgore, she became involved in church, civic, business, cultural and social organizations. From 1944 until her death, she was a member of the St. Lukes United Methodist Church, where she was on the Board of Trustees and a member of the Administrative Council. She also served St. Lukes on the Pastor-Parish Relations Committee, Parsonage Building Committee, Laird Hall Remodeling Committee, Wesley Foundation Building Committee and the Parlor Committee for the Family Center. In United Methodist Women, she served as President and Circle Chairman. For over 57 years, she was an active member of the Susanna Wesley Sunday School Class, serving one term as President. In addition, she served as Vice President of Hilltoppers. Mrs. Habenicht served on the Boards of Directors of United Way, the Community Concerts and the Gregg County Lung Association and on the Membership Committee of the Kilgore Chamber of Commerce. She was active in the PTA. A founding member of the Evergreen Garden Club, she served as its Vice President and Program Chairman. She was a member of Au Courant Club. She was formerly President of the Womens Division of Meadowbrook Country Club, as well as a member of the Summit Club and Oak Forrest Country Club in Longview. In 1966, she was honored for her community involvement by being named First Lady of Kilgore by Beta Sigma Phi. She is survived by her daughter Sharon Watkins Hemphill of Dallas, Texas; stepdaughter Kathryn Ann Habenicht Fishley and her husband Don of Seagrave, Ontario, Canada; stepson Harold Grady Habenicht of Texarkana, Texas; sister-in-law May Habenicht Kelly and her husband Tom of Colorado Springs, Colorado; eight step grandchildren; one niece Marianne Farrier Owen of El Paso, Texas; numerous cousins and a large extended family. Mrs. Habenicht was preceded in death by her first husband of 27 years, J. Marvin Watkins in 1966; by her second husband of 32 years, Harold G. Habenicht, in 2001; by her parents Earle and Cliff Garrison and by her sister Hazel Farrier. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from six until eight at Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore. Please sign the online register at RaderFuneralHome.com Rader Funeral Home 401 N. Martin Kilgore, TX903-984-2525

      Dallas Morning News, The ( TX )
      Date: January 7, 2003

    2. [S112] US Social Security Death Index (SSDI), (FamilySearch), 15 Dec 2014.
      Given Name: Ruth
      Middle Name: G
      Surname: Habenicht
      Birth Date: 2 July 1916
      Social Security Number: 452-05-3210
      State: Texas
      Last Place of Residence: Dallas, Dallas, Texas
      Previous Residence Postal Code: 75206
      Event Date: 8 January 2003
      Age: 87

    3. [S11] Find A Grave, (www.findagrave.com), 18 Nov 2009.
      Find A Grave Memorial# 44503319

    4. [S18] Descendants of Caleb Garrison Sr., and his wife Sarah Fleming, J. G. Ross, Quillian Garrison, (Times Printers & Stationers, Inc., Angleton, Texas), p. 134, 11 Jun 2009.

    5. [S43] Texas Marriage Records, 1966-2002, (Texas USGenWeb Archives), 18 Nov 2009.
      USGenWeb Archives, Texas, Dallas County, Vitals, Marriages, 1969:
      Husband Name: HABENICHT HAROLD G
      Husband Age: 48
      Wife Name: GARRISON RUTH A
      Wife Age: 52
      License Date: 2/14/1969
      File#: 11170