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Dr. Ruth C. Amend

FORT WORTH — Ruth C. Amend, beloved mother, grammie and grandma, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, at the age of 90.
Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Monday in Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel, Father Darryl Pigeon officiating.
Interment: Ruth will be laid to rest with her beloved husband, James Burnell Amend, in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home.
Ruth was born Nov. 9, 1924, to the late Hugh and Sarah Cameron in Homestead Park, Pa. She proudly served our country by enlisting in the U.S. Navy as a first-class hospital apprentice. She had a doctorate in higher education, with a minor in genetics, and taught biology for 40-plus years. Ruth was very active in the Daughters of the King (order of Episcopal Women), Daughters of the American Revolution, Delta Kappa Gamma Society, TCU Women’s Group, Carswell Retired Officers Wives Club and National Association of Parliamentarians. Ruth was a life member of the Fort Worth Retired School Employees Association. She received the highest honor that the Texas Retired Teachers Association can award, the E.L. Galyean Service Award, in 2010. Ruth will be deeply missed by us and will remain forever in our hearts.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Hugh and Sarah Cameron; husband, James Burnell Amend; son, James Bruce Amend; and brothers, Charles Cameron and Hugh Cameron.
Survivors: Daughter, Nancy Prestridge and husband, John; son, Ronald Amend; grandchildren, Brian, Steven, Kevin, Tracie, Kerrie, Leslie and Michael; great-grandchildren, Jessica, Andrew, Caden, Kylee, Cassidy, Kaelee and Jaelyn; and many friends.

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Condolence Messages

  1. I met Ruth a few times years ago and quickly realized that she was an extremely brilliant and kind woman. Her son Ron has been a friend of mine for over 15 years. I am sure she will be deeply missed by family, friends and community.

  2. Ella Carlson, PRP

    Dr. Ruth was a treasured friend and mentor. I will miss the beautiful, historical, and funny e-mails she shared with me. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  3. Nancy and family, I am so saddened by the loss of Dr. Ruth. She was so very kind and such a generous supporter of the Texas State Association of Parliamentarians Educational Foundation. She was a cheerful presence at all meetings. She is appreciated and loved by many. God Bless.

  4. Dearest Nancy,
    I am devastated to hear of your Mother’s passing. At conventions, I would look forward to seeing her. Especially I will miss those e-mails she would send. My sincere condolences to you and the family. She will truly be missed. I shall remember her kindness, humor, and especially her friendship. The days we worked together when we would send out the TSAP newsletter. Lots of good and wonderful memories. I am truly saddened and will miss her as many others will. I will remember her in my prayers.
    Judith

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    John C.Amend,Agnes Jonathan.

  6. I am so sad to hear of the loss of our Dear Dr. Ruth. She was one of the most intelligent,
    encouraging, kindest, patient and considerate ladies I have ever met. She mentored and
    educated us to understand, learn and love the value of Parliamentary Procedure. Her
    blessed, wise, amiable, inspiring personality enhanced my life. Her devotion and contributions to the
    National Association of Parliamentarians, the Texas State Association of Parliamentarians,
    the Golden Gavel Unit, the Fort Worth Unit as a Professional Registered Parliamentarian-
    Retired, will be missed. She was so loved. Warmest regards, sympathy and condolences
    to her family. She loved you.

  7. I am so sad to hear of the loss of our Dear Dr. Ruth. She was one of the most intelligent,
    encouraging, kindest, patient and considerate ladies I have ever met. She mentored and
    educated us to understand, learn and love the value of Parliamentary Procedure. Her
    blessed, wise, amiable, inspiring personality enhanced my life. Her devotion and contributions to the
    National Association of Parliamentarians, the Texas State Association of Parliamentarians,
    the Golden Gavel Unit, the Fort Worth Unit as a Professional Registered Parliamentarian-
    Retired, will be missed. She was so loved. Warmest regards, sympathy and condolences
    to her family. She loved you.

  8. Andy Nissen & Family

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Ron Amend and family. So sorry for your loss she will be missed

  9. Ruth will be missed so much by her family and many friends. What a kind and considerate person she was. She touched so many lives in countless positive ways. Ruth and my mother were so close and I consider myself lucky to have known her. She enhanced my life and I will miss her. And to her wonderful family, may you have peace and comfort through our mutual prayers.

  10. Michael S McCormick

    My condolences to the Amend family. I knew Ruth through genealogy. We shared a common ancestor in Connellsville, Pennsylvania. We had corresponded via email for several years and I have missed her messages.

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