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Ruth Elizabeth Reuther, American author, retired educator. Named Poet Laureate of Texas, 1987-1988, 20th Century Teacher Texas Retired Teachers, 1988, 1992; named to North Texas Woman's Hall of Fame, 1985.


Reuther, Ruth Elizabeth was born on February 27, 1917 in Gainesville, Texas, United States. Daughter of Edwin Jerry and Grace (Patrick) Huffaker.


Associate of Arts, Gainesville Junior College, 1936. Bachelor of Science, North Texas State College, 1938.


Grace. Teacher English, Valley View (Texas) Indiana School, 1944-1946. Teacher Sam Houston Elementary School, 1957-1958, teacher reading and literature, Wichita Falls, Texas, 1958-1974. Retired Author: Wife of Four Hobbies, 1956.

(juvenile) Gray C. Circus Horse, 1970, Meet Me At The Falls, A Time To Listen. (poetry) Texas is My Home, 1982, A Search For A Golden Life, 1996. (history) A Century of Faithful Witness, 1983.

Also short stories, articles on visual training professional journals.



The committed individual Christian can and should approach God directly, and individual gifts of ministry received from God should be shared with others.


Manifestations religious freedom include supporting separation of church and state, advocating for people everywhere to be guaranteed the right to worship free from discrimination, and lifting up respectful dialog as a healthy means to understanding.


It is human responsibility to innovate, sponsor, and evaluate new forms of community living that will encourage development of the fullest potential in individuals.


Member Visual Training Assts. Congress, Fort Worth. Named to North Texas Woman's Hall of Fame, 1985.

Member Texas State Teachers Association, Circus Fans Association American, National Education Association, Association Childhood Education, Woman's Forum, Wichita Falls (president), Texas Poetry Socs., International Reading Association, Wichita County History Commission, Delta Kappa Gamma (In Print award, 1986, 91, 93, 96, GoldenRose award, 1996). Clubs: Order Eastern Star, Poetry (Wichita Falls).


Married J. R. Reuther, January 26, 1941. 1 child Alma Grace.

Edwin Jerry Huffaker

Grace (Patrick) Huffaker

J. R. Reuther

Alma Grace Reuther