In Memory

Ruth Vestal (Gibbons)

Ruth Vestal (Gibbons)

Ruth Marie Vestal Gibbons

Ruth Marie Gibbons, 66, passed away on Monday, September 18, 2017.

Service: 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 25, 2017 at Gambrell Street Baptist Church, 1616 West Gambrell Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76115.  A visitation will be held prior to the service at the church from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Ruth was born on September 21, 1950 in Fort Worth to Dan and Marie Vestal.  She was a graduate of Paschal High School, she also attended the Dallas Fashion Merchandising School. Ruth was longtime member of Grambell St Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and crafts.

Survivors:  Son, Chris Gibbons and his wife Jamie; sister, Marth Asebedo and her husband Louis; brothers, Daniel Vestal and his wife Earlene, and James Vetal and his wife Cindy; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

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02/23/19 03:23 PM #1    

Joe Bentley

   Ruth & I grew up together, starting in the nursery at the church we both attended forever. I can’t say that I have any memories going back that far, but I know we both were there. While we definitely knew each other, and were friends, I wouldn’t describe our relationship as close, but definitely warm and friendly. As young children, all the way through high school our families visited in one another’s homes occasionally. I only saw Ruth a few times after graduation from Paschal until just a few years before she passed. I don’t think her life after HS unfolded in quite the way she would have preferred. But few of us can say ours did. I do have very definite memories and lasting impressions of Ruth. Obviously, she was very pretty, and very well liked. My strongest memory of Ruth is of her natural humor. I don’t know if she ever actually tried to say anything that was funny. But so often, her spontaneous reactions and comments to whatever was happening or being said evoked laughter from us all! She was simply funny without even trying to be. 

I am glad that I knew Ruth. And I wish her great peace! 


05/12/19 10:20 AM #2    

Rick Stone

Like Joe, when I had classes with Ruth her energy and humor and good nature were obvious.  She was smart as a whip and equally witty.  I once gathered the courage to ask Ruth out on a date and she had the great good sense to decline, which certainly bespoke of her intelligence.  She turned me down with such grace and humor in a note with purple ink that I kept it as a souvenir for many years.  I hope you had a great life, Ruth, and maybe we will meet again in another classroom full of great friends who fondly remember you. May God bless and keep you by His side.

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