February 3, 1925 - September 29, 2018
Visitation: 4 – 6 p.m. Friday, October 5, 2018 at Thompson’s Harveson & Cole Funeral Home.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday, October 6, 2018, at University Baptist Church.
Interment: Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to make a donation in her memory to widows of Baptist pastors through Mission: Dignity at GuideStone Financial Resources, to the J. W. MacGorman Scholarship Fund at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, to University Baptist Church of Fort Worth, or to a charity of your choice.
Dr. B. Ruth MacGorman died at home on September 29, 2018 at the age of 93.
Ruth was born in Houston Texas, one of six daughters of Conrad and Pearl Stephens. She earned degrees from Baylor University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Texas Christian University, and North Texas State University, culminating in a Doctor of Education Degree from North Texas at the age of 56. While they were students at the Seminary, she met J. W. (Jack) MacGorman to whom she was married for 71 years. Together they raised six of their own offspring ( four sons and two daughters) and two adopted grandsons. after her sixth child started school, she worked for the Fort Worth Independent School District for 20 years, first as an elementary teacher, then as a special education teacher, and finally as a special education administrator. For three decades, she taught the Naomi Women’s Sunday School Class at University Baptist Church.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, her five sisters, and her son, Steve.
She is survived by her husband, Jack MacGorman; her children and their spouses, Don and Venita MacGorman of Norman, OK, Steve’s wife, Laura MacGorman of Fort Worth, Bob and Cathy MacGorman of Fort Worth, Linda MacGorman of Springfield, MO, Debbie MacGorman of Fort Worth, John and Sharon MacGorman of Proper, Adam and Rachel MacGorman of Fort Worth, and Tim MacGorman of Fort Worth; eleven other grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.