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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.

Background

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

Education

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

Career

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.

Works

Religion

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

Politics

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.

Views

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

Membership

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).

Connections

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

father:
Edwin Jerry Huffaker

mother:
Grace (Patrick) Huffaker

spouse:
J. R. Reuther

child:
Alma Grace Reuther