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Ruth Kendrick

March 3, 1928 — August 18, 2021

Ruth DuBose Kendrick, aged 93, a resident of Kerrville, Texas, died peacefully at home on August 18th, 2021. She was born on March 3, 1928 in Shamrock, Texas to Frank Fitzpatrick DuBose and Ruth Norwood DuBose. On June 4, 1966, she married William George Kendrick. She and Bill lived in Amarillo, Houston and San Antonio before retiring to Kerrville. She had two daughters, Betsy and Kathryn. Her childhood highlights included cousin time at the family ranch in Samnorwood, Texas and idyllic summers at Camp Waldemar. Ruthie then joined her sister Lois for high school at Stephens College in Missouri, followed by four wonderful years at ''The University'' where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. As an adult, Ruthie was an avid volunteer, holding leadership roles in her many community interests. These included the Kappa Alumnae associations in Amarillo, Houston and San Antonio, the river Oaks Garden Club of Houston and above all, always her beloved Methodist churches - Polk Street in Amarillo, St. Luke's in Houston, Alamo Heights in San Antonio and finally, First United Methodist in Kerrville. She was a proud native Texan who loved every bit of the Texas landscape, but she had a special love for New Mexico, where she spent almost every summer since age 18 in the DuBose Cabin in the Santa Fe National Forest, always accompanied by family and friends. Survivors include her daughters, Betsy Chamberlain and husband Don of Luling, Texas and Kathryn Bowen and husband Steve of Hunt, Texas. Also her much loved grandchildren, Douglas and wife Mary Chamberlain of Houston, Texas, Patrick and wife Sabrina Chamberlain of San Rafael, California, Thomas Chamberlain of Luling, Texas, Meg and husband Matt Horton of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, Betsy and husband Michael Jenkins of Tyler, Texas and Neal and husband Dan Meyer of Houston, Texas. Her blessings included nine grandchildren: Elizabeth and Caroline Chamberlain of Houston, Hannah and Ben Chamberlain of San Rafael, Jackson Horton of Dhahran, Bowen and Henry Jenkins of Tyler, and George and Millie Meyer of Houston. She also left many that she loved in the Miller, McBroom and Lyle families. Ruthie's family especially wants to thank Dr. James Young, Debbie Foster and the entire Sid Peterson Hospice program for their excellent care and loving concern. She was also blessed by a wonderful team of caregivers including Rosa Salazar, Gaby Salazar Green, Willie Byrd, Elda Rivera, Norma Alveno and Erika Dusque. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 28, at 1:00 pm in the Sanctuary at the First United Methodist Church in Kerrville, followed by a reception in the Fellowship Hall. For those who so desire, memorial contributions may be made to Peterson Hospice, 250 Cully Drive, Kerrville, Texas 78028, the First United Methodist Church, 321 Thompson Drive, Kerrville, Texas 78028, or Kappa Kappa Gamma Rose McGill fund, Sign Guestbook>> 12 Condolence(s) Sally and Ron Peterson Kerrville, TX Tuesday, August 31, 2021 What a privilege to have known the vivacious and lovely Ruthie Kendrick. This delightful lady will be missed by so many. We send you, Ruthie's wonderful family, our prayers and deep sympathy. Sincerely, Ron and Sally Peterson Martha Erwin Houston, TX Saturday, August 28, 2021 Ruthie was my close, close friend starting with our time as roommates in the Kappa House. In those 75 years I've never known a dearer,kinder,more forgiving person who brought joy to everyone she met. Mindy Nicholson Wendele Kerrville, TX Friday, August 27, 2021 Dear loved ones-I'm so very sorry to read about your mom/grandmother. She was one of the kindest people I knew. My family attends First United Methodist Church here in Kerrville and I met her through my late mother, Marj Nicholson. After my parents passed Mrs. Kendrick was so sweet to ask how I was doing and tell me little remembrances of my mom and activities they a part of in church & the community. It warmed my heart. She was gracious and kind and always greeted me with a smile. Prayers for comfort and peace today and in all the days ahead. Mindy Wendele Brenda and John Miller Kerrville, TX Friday, August 27, 2021 Sending condolences to the family of Ruth Kendrick. She was a very kind, sincere and loving person and always had a joyful heart. May you all feel the Lord's love, mercy, grace and comfort that only He can give. MARSHA ELMORE HUNT,, TX Friday, August 27, 2021 Katherine and Betsy, and all of the family....Ruthie was one of my favorite beautiful ladies....I have about four or five in my life time that I count as real ladies, and they are all so much alike.....Katherine Belle Doyle of Beaumont, Dolly Downes Kelton of Dallas (creator of the canoe drill), Olive Falvey Davis of San Antonio, and Ruthie......goodness....God Bless........Marsha Erin Richter Kerrville, TX Wednesday, August 25, 2021 Ruthie and Bill were the nicest neighbors on the planet. Ruthie was beyond patient, generous and kind toward our 3 boys who have special memories of going next door to visit and have cookies. Ruthie was a real treasure to our family and we will miss her terribly. Our deepest condolences to Kathryn, Betsy and their family. Nancy Dee Miller Dallas, TX Tuesday, August 24, 2021 Together and now forever! We love you all. Mack and Jill Swink Jacksonville, TX Tuesday, August 24, 2021 Sending love to all of Ruth's ( Gran's) family and so much admiration and respect for the loving legacy that she left behind. Eliza Duncan Houston, TX Tuesday, August 24, 2021 Your Mom/Grandmother was an incredible lady. She lived her life with such grace. elegance and devotion to her family. My mother absolutely adored her. I know she will be deeply missed by her family. Eliza Duncan Glenda Overfelt Del Rio, TX Tuesday, August 24, 2021 Ruthie was an amazing lady and a wonderful friend of the Overfelt family. Our deepest condolences to her entire family. All who knew her loved her and we all have sweet memories to sustain us. Suzanne and Kenwood Maeker Luling, TX Monday, August 23, 2021 Our deepest sympathies for the loss of your loved one. David and Connie Giles Luling, TX Monday, August 23, 2021 We loved getting to know Ruthie through the wonderful stories and memories shared by her daughters. She left such a rich and beautiful legacy in her family. We can only imagine how deeply she will be missed but know that the treasure of great memories will sustain her family for all the years to come Service

Memorial Service
First United Methodist Church
321 Thompson Dr.
Kerrville, TX  78028
Saturday, August 28, 2021
1:00 PM

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