OBITUARY

Ruth Borcherding Daws

August 11, 1926October 15, 2020

Ruth Borcherding Daws, 94, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, at Coliseum Northside Hospital in Macon. Private family only graveside services will be held on Saturday in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. Dr. Tim McCoy will officiate.

Ruth was born on Aug. 11, 1926, in Arlington, Virginia, to Oliver August Borcherding and Rose Katherine Mensinger Borcherding. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Rose “Bud” Borcherding, and her nephew, Mike Wheeler.

Married to her loyal and devoted husband, Herb, for nearly 72 years, Ruth was known for her quick wit and uncanny sense of humor.

Prior to moving to Macon in 2018, Ruth resided in Sandy Springs for more than 30 years, where she was actively involved in many civic and community organizations, including Heritage Sandy Springs and the Sandy Springs Society.

A consummate traveler, Ruth’s adventures took her to Europe, South America, Asia and throughout North America. She was an avid bridge player, skilled needle pointer, and proficient reader. Her home was made complete by her furry canine companion, Muffin.

Most importantly, Ruth took great pride in her two children, Karen and Jim. She was also dedicated to keeping up with her four grandchildren and two great-granddaughters, reveling in their triumphs and accomplishments.

Left to cherish her memory include her husband, Herb, of Macon; daughter, Karen (Conway) Broun of Athens; son, Jim (Ann) Daws of Macon; grandchildren, Taylor (Kim) Broun of Macon, Carter (Courtney) Broun of Atlanta, Palmer Daws of Atlanta, and Drew Daws of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; great-granddaughters, Parker Broun of Atlanta and Addie Ruth Broun of Macon; sister-in-law, Margaret Garner of Social Circle; and niece, Judy (Rick) Fox of Port Mayaca, Florida.

Memorial gifts may be sent to Peachtree Presbyterian Church at 3434 Roswell Road NW, Atlanta, Georgia, 30305.

Visit www.snowsmacon.com to express tributes. Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Bass Road, has charge of arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • Left to cherish her memory include her husband, Herb, of Macon; daughter, Karen (Conway) Broun of Athens; son, Jim (Ann) Daws of Macon; grandchildren, Taylor (Kim) Broun of Macon, Carter (Courtney) Broun of Atlanta, Palmer Daws of Atlanta, and Drew Daws of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; great-granddaughters, Parker Broun of Atlanta and Addie Ruth Broun of Macon; sister-in-law, Margaret Garner of Social Circle; and niece, Judy (Rick) Fox of Port Mayaca, Florida.

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  • Private Graveside Service

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

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Kate Dalba

October 28, 2020

Ruth will be so greatly missed. We were members of the Sandy Springs Garden Club, The Sandy Spring Society and our local book club. She was a warm, inviting and very gracious.
My sincerest sympathies go out to Herb and the family

Sue Winner

October 26, 2020

When I joined the Society in 2006, Ruth was the first woman I worked closely with. She was so welcoming and lovely, she set a path for me to aspire to follow. What a beautiful LADY. She will be missed.

Jan Collins

October 25, 2020

Ruth and Herb left a wonderful legacy in Sandy Springs! I got to know Ruth through the Sandy Springs Society. We could always count on Ruth to attend every gathering, looking beautiful
and stylish, always ready to lend a helping hand.
My fondest memory of Ruth’s wisdom and foresight was when we were planning our outdoor fiberglass art project. Ruth suggested that we use the turtle image because the turtle’s shell would make a perfect background for the artists to paint on. With that suggestion, The Town Turtles project was created and The Sandy Springs Society raised half a million dollars to give back to worthy non-profits in our community! Much credit for that success goes to Ruth! Herb, also, was so helpful to our organization that he was like an honorary member of The Sandy Springs Society. Herb, we all join you in your loss of precious Ruth!

Terry Harth

October 25, 2020

Remembering Ruth from so many shared activities here in Sandy Springs and thinking of you in this time of loss. Maybe this thought may bring some comfort. “Those we love don’t go away; They walk beside us everyday. “ It will be different for sure but may your memories of your time together with Ruth help you through the sorrow.

Carol Heyward

October 25, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Herb.

Many blessings to you,
Carol Heyward

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