Savage served as a president of Poets of Tarrant County in 1992-1994. She became a founder and president of New Millennium Poets in 2000. Ruth has been a speaker and writer.
Savage is a member of Poetry Society of Texas and National Federation State Poetry Societies.
On November 6, 1950 Ruth Savage married Robert Berkes, with whom she divorced in June 1963. They have four children. On September 18, 1965 she married Martin Thomas Savage.