Ruth Rawdon Fields died January 1, 2020 in Hewitt, Tx. She was born in rural Hickman County, Tennessee, in a very loving family with 3 brothers and 4 sisters. Her family moved to Trenton, TN when she was 2, and she grew up there. She was a hard worker and lived a full good life. She was a loving wife to two husbands, James Rawdon and Robert Fields and a caring mother to her 2 children. She married James during World War II when she was 20 and followed him to Laredo, TX where he was stationed with the Army Air Corps. When he was deployed to the Pacific, she returned to Trenton. After the war, they settled in Memphis, TN and raised their family there. Later they moved to Milan, TN. Nine years after James' death in 1976, She married Robert Fields. Ruth was always active in church wherever she lived and was a long time member of the Main Street Church of Christ in Milan. In Waco, she attended services at Central Presbyterian Church as long as she was able.
She leaves 2 children, Tony Rawdon and wife Patricia of Cookeville, TN and June Bryngelson and husband Jay of Waco, TX. She was an active grandmother to 4 grandchildren, Ramona, Michael, Ginger, and Andrew. She had 5 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.
Thanks are due to the care-givers at Stoney Brook of Hewitt for their diligent and tender care, and to Blue Bonnet Home Health and Hospice for their compassionate care and kindness with her. A memorial service will be held at Stoney Brook, 151 Royal Ln, Hewitt, on Thursday, January 9th, at 2:00.
Ruth was a child of the Depression -- her own family struggled – and she was always concerned for the needy. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a food bank or charity of your choice.
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