Mary Ruth Wadsworth

June 4, 1935 - January 14, 2018
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Mary Ruth Howell Wadsworth was born on June 4, 1935, in Pilot Point, TX, and died on January 14, 2018, at the age of 82 at her home in Irving, surrounded by family. Her father, Roy Howell, was a tenant farmer and dairyman with strong Texas ties, and her mother, Inez Cloyd, was a housewife and native Kentuckian. She was married in 1954 in Red Oak, TX, to George Ray Wadsworth, who died in 1975. Mary lived most of her life in Irving and worked for several Irving institutions, including Big State Drug, Suburban Insurance, and Irving ISD. She enjoyed traveling, ballroom dancing, scrapbooking, painting ceramics, and trolling Facebook. She was a loving mother and grandmother and a devoted great-grandmother. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; brother J.W. Howell; and sister Janie Howell Dunavant. She is survived by her brother, Roy Elmer Howell Jr. and wife Wanda; stepmother, Fay Willoughby Howell; half-siblings, Howard Howell and wife Judy, Melvin Howell and wife Ruth, and Elaine Howell; children, Susan Wadsworth Wade and husband David, Larry Wadsworth and wife Judy, and Bobby Wadsworth and wife Patty; six grandchildren: Jennifer Wadsworth Guzman and husband Roger, Kelly Wadsworth Brown and husband Kenny, Katie Wadsworth, Bryan Wade, Laura Wadsworth, and Michelle Wadsworth; and four great-grandchildren: Zoey, Nicholas, Jackson, and George Guzman.

Service Information

Date: January 18, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Date: January 19, 2018
Time: 11:00 am

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Paula and Danny Cazzato
Irving, TX
Our prayers and love to the family.
Mark and Karen Kifer
Garland, TX
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Pam and Scott Dill
Carrollton, TX
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ralph Wadsworth
We mourn the loss of our sweet sister-in-law Mary Ruth. She was much more than being married to Ray, my twin brother. I had just met Mary in August 1953 when she arranged a blind date for me with her high school chum Peggy Taylor.  This led to our marriage 14 month later.
We remained the best of close family friends through out the years.

Susan, Larry, Bobby and families, you are in our deepest thoughts and prayers. 

Ralph and Peggy Wadsworth
Carol Stack
Coppell, TX
Sending prayers & my deepest sympathy to the entire Wadsworth family.
Carol C Stack
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Unie Belle Green
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kathleen Schiber
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Gail Brady
Roswell, NM
John and Gail sends our love and condolences to the family.
Dalia Tharp Garrison
Grand Junction, CO
Larry and I send our sincere condolences to the entire Wadsworth family.
Trina Brady
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Elaine Howell
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Elaine Howell
Love my sister and keeping Susan, Larry and Bobby and all the families in our thoughts and prayers.
Martha and Paul Gagne
Little Compton, RI
It is with a heavy heart that I want to say our thoughts and prayers are with you .  May you find peace and comfort knowing she is loved and leaves a legacy of love and happy memories in the hearts and minds of all who knew her.
Alvin and Gloria Hale
San Angelo, TX
May the Lord Bless this lady and her family. He will
Have his angels open the heavenly gates for her
To pass through with trumpets sounding.
Katherine and Joe Pitts
Waxahachie, TX
Mary Ruth was a Red Oak High School classmate. We have lots of great memories of our days together. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Sincerely, Joe and Katherine Pitts
Ronny and Carol McMichael
Midlothian, TX
So sorry to learn of Mary Ruth's death. We didn't learn about it till Friday evening. Mother told us. Betty told her but didn't let us know. We would have been there had we known.  We loved her and she will be missed. We know there is a great reunion going on in Heaven. Let us know if we can do anything.  Love to all of you.
Karen Copeland Clower
Clyde, TX
Susan, Larry, & Bobby,
I was so sad to hear you lost your sweet mother last month. She was always so kind to me the hundreds of hours I spent at your house when we were in jr. high and high school. My memories of you guys are very precious to me. I will cherish the entire Wadsworth clan for the rest of my life! You all are very special to me, and I’m sorry you have to deal with losing you mother! Love to you all!!
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