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Ruth Pierel Phillips

January 21, 1939 - December 8, 2018

Committal Service: 11am Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.

Mass of Christian Burial: 9:30am on Friday, December 14, 2018 at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church.

Memorials:  One of Ruth’s wishes was that friends desiring to do so please make gifts to support seminarians in the diocese. This can be done by sending gifts to: Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth, ATTN: Seminarian Education, 800 West Loop 820 South, Fort Worth, TX 76108.


Ruth Anne Pierel Phillips died on December 8, 2018 at her home.

Ruth was born on January 21, 1939 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island to Emile and Emma Fafard Pierel. She was married to Harold Eugene “Gene” Phillips for 43 years until his death in April of this year.

She was an accomplished artist, doing wonderful things with paint, needle and thread. The above image is one of her creations. Ruth was a Signature Member of the Southwestern Watercolor Society and a member of Amon Carter Museum, Kimbell Museum, Fort Worth Botanical Gardens and the American Sewing Guild.

She is survived by 2 stepchildren, 6 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a host of other extended family members.