OBITUARY

Ruth Hagerty

October 19, 1925January 23, 2022
Obituary of Ruth Hagerty
Ruth Elizabeth Watson Hagerty, 96, of Little Rock went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 23, 2022. Born to Benjamin and Phyllis Watson at Point DeLuce on October 19, 1925. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband of 45 years, James “Woody” Hagerty, all her brothers and sisters, and her sons Benjamin, Ronald and Terry. As a young wife and mother, she started her career at Sears Roebuck as Christmas help in catalog sales in order to earn “Santa money.” As her children left home, she moved into a full time position at Sears in catalog sales even into the computer age. She retired in 1988. Ruth was a member of Pulaski Heights Baptist Church since moving to Little Rock in 1965. She loved her church and church family and served tirelessly in the church and day school. One of her favorite jobs was serving Wednesday night dinners and first Sunday lunches. She served as a Sunday school teacher, sang in the choir and served as President of the Baptist Women. She loved to travel with the Young at Heart from church and members of her family. She found joy and pleasure gardening and cooking, especially at Christmas where she shared her fudge, peanut brittle, and baked goods with friends and family. Left to cherish her memory are her children Ruth (Jim) Harvey, Mike (Kim) Hagerty, Tony (Tracy) Hagerty, grandchildren David Hagerty, son of Terry, Kathleen (David) Anderson, Mike (Karen) Ghidotti, Laren Harvey, Tiffany DeMarco, Elizabeth (Rob) Soger, Taylor Hagerty, Ethan Clark, Jeffrey Clark, James Clark, Jay Murphy, Tyler Hagerty, Bailey Hagerty and Sydney (Jason) Dickerson, as well as numerous great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A celebration of life will be at Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth at 5800 W. 12th Street in Little Rock. The visitation is at 1 pm, the service is at 1:45 pm. The internment is at 3 pm at Rest Hills Cemetery at 7724 Landers Road in No. Little Rock. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider making a contribution to Pulaski Heights Baptist Church (2200 Kavanaugh, LR, AR 72205) in memory of Ruth Hagerty or to Turning Point, the non-profit founded by Pastor David Jeremiah (PO Box 3838, San Diego, CA 92163 or (877-998-0222)).

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