In Loving Memory of
Ruth Weddington Peattie
Ruth Weddington Peattie
November 26, 1917 to February 25, 2016
Born November 26, 1917 to Ethel Edman Weddington and Dale Lee Weddington in Bryan, Texas and died February 25, 2016 in Dallas at Presbyterian Village North, where she had been living since April 2001.
A Private Family Graveside service has been held at Bryan City Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church in Dallas on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 1:00 pm.
Ruth graduated from Bryan High School in 1935 and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas in 1938. She became a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority while at the University. She began her professional career by teaching math and science in public schools of Marble Falls and Beaumont. Then she worked for four years as an analytical chemist for the Texas Company Research Laboratories in Beacon, New York, where she met her husband of twenty-one years.
After her marriage she assisted in chemistry labs for two years at the University of Oklahoma, and she was a Research Associate for three years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She then moved back to Texas, living first in Houston and then in Dallas.
Ruth later furthered her college studies at Southern Methodist University, where she received her Master of Arts degree in Guidance and Counseling at the Secondary School Level. After teaching four years in a Dallas Public School, she became Director of Residence at The Hockaday School. She retired from this position in 1982 and returned to Bryan for nineteen years. During this time she worked at the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History and served on the Brazos County Historical Commission. She also worked in the HOSTS (Helping One Student To Succeed) Program of the Bryan Public Schools for seven years. She was a member of the Brazos Heritage Society and The Womanâ€™s Club of Bryan â€" College Station, a founding member of The Childrenâ€™s Museum of the Brazos Valley and a proud member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas because Harvey Mitchell, who came to the Bryan area in 1839, was her great-grandfather. He is honored by being called "The Father of Brazos County."
She was also a founding member of Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church in Houston, an Elder at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church in Dallas and a Deacon at the First Presbyterian Church in Bryan. While living at Presbyterian Village North, she did volunteer work at The Stewpot, Stults Road Elementary School and Vickery Meadow Learning Center.
Ruth is survived by two daughters, Dana Peattie of Plano and Dr. Debra Peattie of Lincoln, Massachusetts, and by two grandsons, Julian and Adrian Huertas of Lincoln, Massachusetts. Her beloved sister, Louise Weddington Porter, predeceased her in April 2015. Other survivors include her three nieces, Lynn Porter Pitts of Dallas, Dale Porter Miller of Houston and Betty Greer of St. Clair Shores, Michigan and three nephews, Marvin Porter, Jr., of San Antonio, Rev. Jim Greer of Lenoir City, Tennessee and John Greer of St. Clair Shores, Michigan. She also was blessed with several great nieces and nephews and several great-great nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to: First Presbyterian Church of Bryan, 1100 Carter Creek Parkway, Bryan, Texas 77802 or Presbyterian Village North Foundation, 8600 Skyline Drive, Dallas, Texas 75243.
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