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Ruth L. Ellis

December 6, 1925 - March 31, 2015

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Ruth Lamar Ellis, 89, of League City, passed away March 31, 2015. Ruth was born December 6, 1925 to Luther and Norma Fuller in Beaumont, Texas. She graduated from Beaumont High School, and continued her education by earning a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from Baylor University. At a time when women weren't always encouraged to further their education, she surpassed expectations and earned a Masters of Education from The University of Houston, in 1956. Remaining physically active her entire life, Ruth enjoyed camping, sports, bowling, dancing, and church activities. She taught physical education...

Ruth Lamar Ellis, 89, of League City, passed away March 31, 2015. Ruth was born December 6, 1925 to Luther and Norma Fuller in Beaumont, Texas. She graduated from Beaumont High School, and continued her education by earning a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from Baylor University. At a time when women weren't always encouraged to further their education, she surpassed expectations and earned a Masters of Education from The University of Houston, in 1956. Remaining physically active her entire life, Ruth enjoyed camping, sports, bowling, dancing, and church activities. She taught physical education for 5 years, worked at a school for delinquent boys for 13 years, and taught 3rd, 4th, and special education students for a total of 33 years. She married Alton Ellis in 1971, they were involved in competitive square dancing, bowling tournaments, and enjoyed traveling together. Ruth is preceded in death by her husband and parents. Although she never had children, she touched the lives of many students and will be loved and remembered by many nieces and nephews.