Ruth Ann Phillips, age 83, passed away peacefully on Sunday the 22 of December at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in College Station, TX.
Born in 1936, in Los Angeles, CA to Annis and Alva Gunn, Ruth grew up in California and married Kenny Cook, who was active in the U.S. Airforce. She became a young widow in 1961 and moved shortly thereafter to Texas with her 3 young children. She married David Phillips in 1963 who preceded her in death in 2016.
Singing was a joy to her; she was in many church and community choirs throughout her life. Her faith in Christ was the foundation of her life and her compassion and care for others was evidenced by how she practiced Ephesians 4:32 - “Be kind to one another, tender-hearted forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.” She prayed faithfully for her children, grandchildren and niece and nephew.
Ruth was preceded in death by her son, Stan Cook and is survived by her sister and husband Sally and Bob Howell of California, daughter Lori (Danny)Cook/Spaulding of Conroe, TX, daughter Patti Cook/Trevino of Austin, and daughter Sally (Hugh) Phillips/Tadlock of College Station, TX as well as eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on January 11, 2020 at 1pm at Grace Bible Church, 700 Anderson Street, College Station in the Fireside Room. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gideons International at gideons.org/donate.