Ruth Evelyn Moriarty
October 31, 1925 – August 29, 2018
Ruth Ellisor Moriarty of Spring, Texas passed away on August 29, 2018 at the age of 92. She was born in Evergreen Texas to Chester Thomas Ellisor and Evie Mae Rains Ellisor.
She graduated salutatorian from Cold Spring High School at the age of 16 and attended and graduated from business college in Houston. She worked in administrative capacities for various companies including Shell Oil, Cameron Iron Works, and Telepsen Construction through the 40’s and early 50’s before raising her children with husband Kenneth D. Moriarty. They were married almost 62 years until his passing in 2012.
She was a long-time member of Gethsemane United Methodist Church, attended and taught in the Friendship-Deacon adult Sunday school class there.
Survivors include son, Keith Moriarty, daughter-in law Rosemary Moriarty, daughter Colleen Callahan, and son in-law Russell Callahan.
She is also is survived by her grandchildren: Bryan Callahan, Eric Callahan, Nicholas Moriarty, and Diana Moriarty and great granddaughter, Lauren Callahan and great grandson James Callahan.
She also leaves behind nieces, nephews, cousins, a brother, sister in-law and many dear friends.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to the charity of your choice.
- Visitation Saturday, September 1, 2018
- Funeral Service Saturday, September 1, 2018
- Committal Service Saturday, September 1, 2018
Ruth Evelyn Moriarty
September 7, 2018
Ruth was a long time avid member of the Bingo group that I headed on Tuesdays at The Village of Gleannloch Farms. I always admired her quick wit, her positive energy, and her super funny quips that made me erupt with laughter. I called her “The Queen”, and the whole group referred to her as that, and deservedly so. She had a lot in common with Queen Elizabeth: all who encountered her loved her and respected her.
Ruth was one of the main reasons I kept up my volunteer work. She was just a Joy to be around. I’m not surprised to learn she was the Salutatorian of her class, as her sparkling intellect always lit up the room. I’m proud to call her my friend and it was a true privilege to have known her.
She will be missed by me and the many hearts she had touched.
September 3, 2018
Ruth was always friendly and enjoyable to visit with. I usually saw her when I went to see my mother, Billie Jo Reinhardt, since they lived at the same senior care facility. They sat at the same table at meal times. I was a classmate of Ruth's daughter, Colleen, in the 1970s. Colleen was always friendly and fun to talk with too, like her mom. Ruth will be missed at The Village, and my mom, especially, will miss her. With Love, Ann Reinhardt Cantu