Ruth Mae Snow Hughes, 97, loving and beloved mother, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 30, 2017, at her home in Enid, Okla.
Ruth was born Aug. 28, 1919, in Electra, Texas, the daughter of William Chester and Lillie Mae (White) Snow. She was a graduate of Childress High School, Childress, Texas. Ruth was united in marriage to Johnnie Harold Hughes and was blessed with three children, Dwain, Patsy and Donnie. During World War II, she was employed at the Childress Army Airfield, and after three and a half years, she transferred to the Enid Army Airfield, now Vance Air Force Base, from which she retired in 1980.
She was very proud of her descent from two Mayflower passengers, Stephen Hopkins and his daughter, Constance Hopkins Snow. Throughout her life, Ruth carried the strength, determination and resolve to 'stay the course' as handed down, generation to generation, from her Mayflower ancestors.
Coming from a humble upbringing during the Great Depression, she was family-oriented, selfless and generous to her family and others.
Upon her retirement, she became an active member of NARFE and Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority. With her memberships, she participated in their social and volunteer events while also spending her time volunteering at the Enid Health Center.
Ruth is survived by two of her children, Patsy of the home, and Donnie Hughes and his wife, Teresa Hughes of Midwest City, Okla.; six grandchildren, Heather Hughes Alanis and her husband Paul Alanis of Arlington, Texas, Beth Hughes Christie and her husband David Christie of Fort Worth, Texas, Keystone Hughes and his wife Jacqueline Hughes of Edmond, Okla., Cierra Hughes of Midland, Texas, Shianne Hughes of Midwest City, Okla., and Tammie Taylor. Other survivors include Roxanne Hughes, Fort Worth, Texas, mother of Heather and Beth, and Stevie Hughes of Greenville, Tenn., wife of Dwain Hughes, numerous great and great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and eldest son, Dwain, her brother, Jack Snow and her sister, Ruby Goodgame.
A Celebration of Life for Ruth M. Hughes, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 7, 2017, at Greenwood Cemetery in Fort Worth, Texas. The family will receive friends at the Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, July 6, in Enid. Services are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to OMRF, heart or Alzheimer's division, with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home serving as custodian of the funds. Online condolences may also be left at www.ladusauevans.com.
Published on July 4, 2017