November 8, 1928 ~ January 13, 2022

Born in: Newton Grove, North Carolina
Resided in: Fort Worth, Texas

Mary “Ruth” Troxell, 93, passed away on Thursday, January 13, 2022.

Funeral Service: 10 a.m. Saturday, January 22, at The Welcome Table Church, 4600 Highwood Drive, Arlington. Interment: Aurora Cemetery, Aurora, Texas. Visitation: 5-7 p.m. Friday, January 21, at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington.

Ruth was born on November 8, 1928 in Newton Grove, North Carolina to William Otto Henderson and Lucretia Worthington Henderson. She graduated at Texas Christian University with the first Nursing class to receive a Bachelor of Science in 1951. Ruth married Ellis C. Troxell Jr. in 1952. She worked as a school R.N.

She was a member of Disciples Women’s Fellowship, Retired Teachers Association, and The Welcome Table Christian Church. Ruth was a huge Texas Rangers Baseball fan. One of her proudest moments was when she walked the ball to the mound in 2017. She was also a huge TCU fan.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Easy; brothers, J.B. Henderson, Jimmy Henderson, Raymond Henderson; and granddaughter, Angela Erb.

Survivors: Children, Sandra Carter (Rob), Randy Troxell (Celia), Don Troxell (Kim); brother, Patrick Henderson; grandchildren, Jennifer, Shea, Melissa, Eric, Chelsea, Kayla, Katelyn, Matthew, Samantha and Valerie; great-grandchildren, Ashley, Amanda, Bethany, A.J., Cadence, Cannon, Catcher, Celan, Romeo, Penny, Charolette, Lilah, Olivia, Spencer, Teri and Caitlyn; great-great-grandchildren, Jace, Abel, Lilly, Colten, Mia, and Max; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.


Public Visitation: Friday, January 21, 2022 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


Funeral Service: Saturday, January 22, 2022 10:00 am

The Welcome Table Christian Church
4600 Highwood Drive
Arlington, Texas 76016


Graveside Service: Saturday, January 22, 2022 2:00 pm

Aurora Cemetery
509 Cemetery Rd
Aurora, Texas 76078

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  1. A loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, and friend. Her dedication to caring for her family and friends is unsurpassed. She is an amazing Christian woman. She was greatly loved and will be greatly missed. ❤️ Our thoughts and prayers are with all her family and friends. We will see her again some day!

  2. CandleImageRuth was one of a kind. I’m going to miss her death by chocolate dessert and the bantering between my brother Rob and her. May the Lord comfort and sustain you during your time of sorrow.

  3. CandleImageThere aren’t enough words to express what Ruth meant to our family. When she said she would be a grandmommy to my children, she meant it in every possible way. And her caring and generosity extended to me and to my husband, filling the gaps left by our deceased mothers. We all loved her so very much. The world is a little less bright without Ruth in it.

  4. CandleImageSandi,
    I am so sorry to hear your your Mother passed away. I didn’t know her, but from all of the comments I have read about her from your Facebook posts, I know she was a wonderful lady. She was so full of life and enjoyed her family to the fullest. I know she is looking down on you with so much gratitude for the loving care you provided to her in her later years. You all have wonderful memories of your Mother and with those memories she will never die in your hearts. Heaven has gained another wonderful angel to watch over us. God bless you and your family as you deal with her loss.

    Patty Irons

  5. I didn’t know Ruth all that long but I can honestly say she always brought a smile to my face. I will miss her at church. She was such a sweet lady.

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sandy, Randy, Don and families. Ruth was a jewel of a lady, who was a huge part of our childhood days — always sweet, always a character, always loved. The world has lost a bit of sunshine for now, but we will see her again someday.

  7. Dear Ruth, a wonderful neighbor and lifelong friend who will be sorely missed. My love and prayers go out to you and your families, Sandy, Randy, Don. We have such wonderful memories to share. May the Lord comfort you during this difficult time.

  8. She was always so loved, and she will never be forgotten and will be missed. She was an awesome great grandma, coming to school events, telling her stories, and she always so proud of her family. Many prayers for my nana, and all of the family and friends who will miss her.

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