Ruth Stephens Martin passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2013, at the age of 84. Ruth was born on January 27, 1929. She graduated from Hearne High School in 1946, and on April 6, 1947 she married Henry Victor Martin, Jr., who owned Martin Dry Cleaners and Laundry in Hearne. Together, they had three children and lived in Hearne until Victor died in 1960, at which time Ruth moved to Huntsville, Texas. After graduation, with a degree in music education, she moved the family to Houston where she taught school. Ruth—always a hard-working, determined, and dedicated individual—committed herself to family, church, and teaching. Regardless of where she was living, she immersed herself in church activities: bible study courses, choir, playing the organ, or playing the piano. She is survived by her son and his wife, Ira Lee and Beverly Martin; her two daughters and their husbands, Vicki and Dan Hester, and Suzan and Eldon Cunningham.