Mary Ruth McSwain Savage

February 5, 1937 - May 19, 2020

Mary Ruth McSwain Savage was born in Amarillo, Texas on February 5, 1937 to Arthur Barker McSwain & Ruth Kerr McSwain.  Mary was proud of her heritage & of growing up in Amarillo.  She attended the original Amarillo High School & graduated in 1955 then went on to attend Amarillo College.  Mary juggled working full-time & raising two children while going back to complete her Bachelor Degree at Wayland Baptist College in Plainview commuting on weekends to classes from Amarillo.  Mary’s friends & family knew her sweet smile & laugh.  She enjoyed her Dr. Pepper, chocolate, flowers & butterflies.

Mary passed away quietly May 19, 2020.  She is predeceased by her parents, brother, Sidney McSwain, LT COL USAF RET & sister, Margie Butterfield.  She is survived by son Stuart Savage, daughter Serena Savage Precht (Frank) & their children Natalie & Dillon Precht; nephews William Sidney (Bill) McSwain (Alicia), Jay Adams (Elaine), Kenneth Butterfield (Joan).

Mary enjoyed support from close friends & her Polk Street Methodist Church Sunday School group while in Amarillo.  She often shared how proud she was of her family.  We will miss our sweet Mary.  A graveside memorial service will be held Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. at Llano West Cemetery in Amarillo. 

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Serena, Prayers and thoughts from our house to you on the passing of my aunt Mary Ruth. I echo our cousin Bill McSwain's comments about his dad, my uncle Sid flying one more mission to take Mary Ruth home.
Jay Adams, May 22, 2020 Dear Serena & family, My dear aunt Mary Ruth is now safe and secure in our heavenly father's loving embrace. You mentioned that your mom had told you, and others, that my dad was coming to visit her. It's nice to think my father had one more flight to make; a quick touch-n-go in his C-130 Hercules to carry her back with him to heaven... All our love, Bill & the girls
William McSwain, May 22, 2020
Serena and family. You guys are in our hearts and prayers! So glad you got to spend the last few years with her close to you and she had memorable days recently. Hugs from us. Shelley, Andy and kids
Shelley, May 22, 2020 Serena, Such a sweet tribute to your mom! She was so proud of you and I know you would treasure all of those sweet memories of her. Sending hugs and prayers to you during this difficult time! Leslie Jenkins, May 22, 2020 I am so sorry for your loss. I thought of her often. Love to all. Dolly M. (Savage) Crawford, May 21, 2020 Senera and Stuart I'm so sorry about your mother and that I was not able to come. I would have loved to have seen you. Aunt Juanita
Juanita Savage Sartain, May 21, 2020 I am so sorry for your loss. I can remember when I worked at Windsor Elementary, your Mom would make a point to come to see me and visit for a few minutes, every time she would sub for a teacher. My thoughts and prayers are with you both Stuart and Serena.
Joanna Parsons Savage , May 21, 2020 Will always remember loving Mary and her sweet spirit. She was always so full of smiles, joy and that contagious laughter. I love thinking of her working in her garden with the beautiful roses. Sending love to family. May God comfort you today and always. Much love! Colleen, May 21, 2020 Mary was such a sweet and gracious lady. I remember her always smiling whenever I saw her at church. Kevin Deckard, May 21, 2020 I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Jannis O'Briant, May 21, 2020