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Ruby Louise Borth

September 22, 1926 - February 10, 2021

Ruby Louise Borth of McKinney, Texas passed away February 10, 2021 at the age of 94. She was born September 22, 1926 to Roy Lee Hamm, Sr. and Flora Willie Martin in McKinney, Texas. Ruby graduated from McKinney High School in 1943 at the age of 16. A few years after graduation, Ruby met the love of her life, P. Jess Borth, Jr. whom she exchanged letters with while he actively served in the United States Army. Upon Jess’ return, he and Ruby married on August 25, 1946 in McKinney, Texas. Ruby and Jess moved to Illinois and after the birth of their first daughter they moved back home to Texas in 1948. Ruby wore many hats in her life; she raised her family and helped support them by working as a secretary, a cashier and at Collins Radio Station. Ruby and Jess enjoyed vacationing to their timeshare in Florida and visiting their children. More than anything, Ruby was a caregiver; she loved taking care of her husband, children, family, and friends.

She is survived by her children, Beverly Olson and husband, Jon of Madison, Wisconsin, Pamela Lang of Johnson City, Tennessee, Steve Borth Sr. and wife, Martha of Sacramento, California, Russell Borth and wife, Carma of Burleson, Texas and Teresa Price and husband, Michael of Palmer, Texas; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Ruby was preceded in death by her husband, Jess Borth, Jr.; parents, Roy Lee Hamm, Sr. and Flora Willie Hamm; and her brothers, Roy Lee Hamm, Jr. and Paul Hamm.

A “come and go” visitation will be held on Friday, February 26, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home. Only a limited number of guests will be allowed to enter the funeral home facility at any one time to maintain social distancing.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 27, 2021, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas. The service will also be live streamed at TJMfuneral.com on Ruby’s obituary page by clicking on the following link: https://celebrationoflife.tv/blog/ruby-louise-borth. After the service, the recorded live stream will be available for viewing at the same link location.

When the maximum number of guests are reached, those who would like to honor Ruby and show their support to his family may remain at the funeral home in your vehicle, where you can watch the live streamed service on your personal device (laptop, tablet or smartphone) or listen through a designated FM radio channel.

Following the funeral service, a procession will make its way to Ridgeview Memorial Park for a committal service where all are invited to attend the committal service maintaining social distancing or you may remain in your vehicle. You will be able to listen to the service through speakers set up at the gravesite.

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My grandmother left an unparalleled legacy of faith. She was the first to become a Christian in her family. If I had to sum her up in one sentence she loved the Lord and she loved people. She forgave so much wrong that was done to her and loved those who hurt her. She was unashamed of Jesus and would talk to anyone about Him. She had a beautiful soprano voice and loved to sing. She also played the piano skillfully. She loved her family so much and music always played an important part. She had a flair for decorating. I always enjoyed looking at her beautiful pictures, figurines and keepsakes. She was an amazing seamstress, even creating suits and bridesmaids dresses. She was a great cook and baker. She was the "hostess with the mostest" when guests would come calling. Family Christmases were legendary. She and Granddaddy took us to so many wonderful places. Going to Florida was especially fun. I have so many wonderful memories it's overwhelming to think she is gone. I will always remember her laugh and Texas accent. She was the perfect Southern lady. I love how brave she was and how she was not afraid to speak up. She was so strong. I am so shaped by and so like this woman it is uncanny. She encouraged me spiritually in a way that no one else could. I want to follow Jesus as she tried to and know my Bible, too. I will never forget her and I take comfort in knowing she is resting and the next thing she will see is Jesus' face. It was her prayer that she would present her family to Jesus. I plan to be there. I love you Grandmommy and I miss you terribly. Thank you for loving me. Jennifer Guffey, February 20, 2021 Ruby had an elegant manner about her. She spoke with a beautiful, melodic voice that I would love to listen to whenever there was a family visit. She was a woman of God and raised a beautiful family. I'll never forget that sparkle in her eyes, that beautiful dark hair and perfect porcelain skin, but most of all, her gentleness in spirit. Cheree Noble, February 20, 2021