Ruth Ann “Meme” Peterson died Thursday, June 14, 2018 in Lamesa, TX. Ruth was born in McCamey, TX on September 27, 1946 to Gilbert and Dorothy Tiemann. As a child, she moved around the Permian Basin with her family in the oil fields of West Texas and eventually moved to Odessa where she graduated from Odessa High School in 1965. She moved to Lamesa, TX in 1968 and was raising her two children there when she met and later married Jim Peterson in 1982.
Ruth worked for Cox Implement for many years before going to work for Caprock Federal Credit Union until her retirement in 2004. She was a lady of numerous talents and skills and loved working in her wood shop and yard as well as painting and building bird houses with her grandchildren. Her passions in life were her children, grandchildren and “fur babies”. A wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend who will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her.
Ruth is preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband Jim Peterson of Lamesa, TX; daughter Tammy Clark Wyatt of Lamesa, TX; son Sparky Clark and wife Dina of Midland, TX; grandchildren: Melissa Schuepbach and husband Matthew of Abilene, TX, Jonathan Wyatt and wife Jennifer of Aledo, TX, Kati Brandon and husband Luke of Bedford, TX, Hailey and Hannah Clark of Midland, TX; great-grandchildren: Kenna Schuepbach of Abilene, TX, Kyle, Kayla and Konner Scharlow of Aledo, TX; brothers: Owen Tiemann and wife Kay of Odessa, TX, Johnny Tiemann and wife Gay of Austin, TX, Henry Tiemann and wife Connie of Loma Linda, MO; sisters: Jeannie Gaither of Hewitt, TX, Janet’ Sloan and husband Jerry of Odessa, TX along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends Sunday afternoon, June 17, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 PM at Branon Funeral Home in Lamesa, TX.
Funeral Services will be at 2:00 PM Monday, June 18, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church in Lamesa, TX with Reverend Sam Lanham officiating.
Graveside Services will be at 10:00 AM Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Sunset Memorial Gardens, 6801 E. Business 20, in Odessa, TX.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the American Heart Association or to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation.
To send family condolences, please sign the guestbook at www.sunsetodessa.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home.
Sincere Condolences to Tammy, Sparky and families in your recent loss. I thank the Girl Scouts of America and Girl Guides Australia for linking us as Penpals some 60 years ago. I count myself fortunate that we were able to meet when I visited years ago.
I'm so sorry to hear about your Loss Sparky! My thoughts and prayers go out for you and your family.
Nancy MatherRoswell, NM
So sorry for your loss and you are in our prayers.
Martin J. PowersMobile, AL
Ruth was a generous and kind person to me. I think of her everyday as I seek a piece of her handicraft in my home. I grieve her death, but I also know her faith and courage.
Sam LanhamLamesa, TX
I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.
Jeff DayLubbock, TX