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Ruth Helen Sargent

Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Ruth Helen Sargent, 89, passed away Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, in Caldwell.

A celebration of Ruth’s life will be held at a memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Friendship Baptist Church, 9000 SH-36, Caldwell.

Ruth was born May 23, 1930, in Wichita Falls. She graduated from Wichita Falls High School. She had a career as a Dental Assistant. She enjoyed water skiing, competed in tournaments, and was accomplished in both “barefoot” and “trick” skiing. In those days, she was billed as the second women in the world to ski barefoot, and was also known to ski behind float planes. She also enjoyed visiting the mountains of Colorado with her husband Bill every year on vacation and after retirement, would spend every summer in Colorado, “jeeping” and exploring.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leslie and Elva Whitecotton; her husband, Billy Rhea Sargent; two of her sisters, Mary and Dorothy; her son, Gary; and a great-grandchild.

Survivors include her bother Dale Whitecotton of San Antonio; sons, Mike Sargent of Rochelle, Billy Sargent of Caldwell, and Russell Sargent of Fort Worth; five grandchildren; 10 great and great step grandchildren; and nine great-great grandchildren.