Cleburne Times-Review, Cleburne, TX

Obituaries

November 8, 2010

Jimmie Ruth Greenwood

Jimmie Ruth Greenwood, our beloved mother was called by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and promoted to her heavenly home on Oct. 25, 2010. A recent joy was her 90th birthday.

She was born Oct. 13, 1920, in Morgan, Texas, to James Acy and Francis Pearl (Morris) McGehee. She graduated from Abilene High School and earned a certificate as a registered nurse from Hendrick Memorial Hospital. She met her husband, Ben Preston Greenwood, while he was serving in the U.S. Army at Camp Barkley. They were married in Long Beach, Calif., on June 30, 1942.

Preceded in death by a son, Larry Don on Jan. 6, 1962; husband on Feb. 7, 1995; sister, Mildred Neely; and three brothers, Harold, Ronnie and Willie McGehee.

Survivors: six children, Ben Preston (Wendy) of San Antonio, Texas, Sandra Lynne Carsten of Tucson, Jimmy Wayne (Marilee) of Cleburne, Texas, Darice Diane (Dale) of Edgewood, N.M., Donna Lee Lopez of Tucson, and Paul David of Tucson; brother, J.A. McGehee of Godley, Texas; two sisters-in-law, Nadine (Wright) McGehee of Cleburne, Texas, and Billye Lou (Braden) McGehee of Brazos Point; many nieces and nephews; 22 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and an array of loving family and friends.

Jimmie Ruth and Ben Preston celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1992 by returning to Long Beach and visiting the church where they were married during World War II.

Our mom possessed awesome devotion to everyone in the family. She was a faithful friend and touched the lives of us all with her love, generosity and the beautiful light of her smile.

Services were held Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, in Evergreen Mortuary. Internment followed in Evergreen Cemetery.

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