Ruth Ellene Seiwell, 69, of Lake Jackson, Texas went to be with the Lord on August 23, 2020 due to pancreatitis.
Ruth was preceded in death by her mother and father, George and Edith Russell. She is survived by her husband, Robert Seiwell, her children, Erin and Scott Lillian and Craig and Isabella Seiwell, and her grandchildren, Tristan Garrett, Kori Seiwell, Kayliana Seiwell, and Jackson Seiwell and her sister Susan Lowery.
Ruth was born on November 25, 1950 in Big Spring, Texas to George and Edith (Thompson) Russell. She received her Master’s Degree in Physical Organic Chemistry from North Texas University. She was married to Robert Samuel Seiwell on June 10, 1972 and celebrated her 48th wedding anniversary this June. She taught for a number of years at North Texas University and at SMU. She then changed her focus in life to become a full-time mother. She began working as Practice Manager for the late Joel Vavich, MD in 1994 and was still actively managing at Focus on Family Healthcare with her daughter, Erin Lillian at the time of her death.
Handbells was a huge part of her life. She directed the group at First United Methodist Church, was an active board member of Area IX, and participated in Texas Conference Choir Clinic for over 30 years. Her other hobbies included playing games with the family, cross-stitching, and gardening.
Memorial Services will be held at First United Methodist Church Lake Jackson on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to:
Texas Conference Choir Clinic
1908 Lauren Lake Drive
League City, TX 77573