Charlie “Ruth” Garno


Charlie Ruth Garno
Charlie Ruth Garno

Charlie “Ruth” Garno, age 92, entered the gates of heaven on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.  Born to parents James Allison Lee and Allie Jane Conner on September 6, 1929, in Tell, Texas.  Her parents worked and lived on a ranch, and she attended school at Tell and Childress.  She met and later married James Albert Garno in July 1947 who was then stationed at the Air Force base.  During this marriage, they had four children.

Ruth was a very loving and unselfish person.  She never knew a stranger and accepted all into her home at any time.  She loved her family and always put their needs first.  She was at San Jacinto Baptist Church (now The Church at Quail Creek) for many, many years.  She worked in the Children’s nursery, mostly with the newborns.  She loved those babies and cared for them like they were her own.  She took care of many children and then as they married, she also had some of their children as well.  Ruth was well liked by the older children, and many would go see her to say hello and get a hug on Sunday mornings or after church.  The church honored her at her retirement with the Children’s wing being named in her honor in May 2007.

Ruth had a large, loving church family.  She loved going to church and sitting in her favorite pew.  She enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys play and watching old westerns.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Gary Garno; two brothers; and three sisters.

Ruth is survived by two sons, Al Garno and wife Jackie, and John Garno and wife Joyce; one daughter, Phyllis Rockhold and husband Billy; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and extended family.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 13, 2022, at The Church at Quail Creek, 801 Tascosa Road with Associate Pastor Dale Moreland officiating.  Interment will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

9 Replies to “Charlie “Ruth” Garno”

  1. This sweet sweet lady was like a second Grandmother to me when I was growing up! She babysat my siblings and me in her home and we also went to church with her. She always gave us a million kisses on the cheek and left red lipstick all over our faces. We loved her!! Earth will definitely be a little dimmer without her. Prayers for her family…she was an Angel!

  2. Mrs. Garno was my second momma. She made a lasting impression on me with her kindness and happy outlook on life no matter the situation. I think I spent more time at their house than I did my own and she treated me just like one of her own kids. I regret life separating you from your childhood and the ones you loved so back then. But I know we will all be together again one day and we can catch up on old memories and laugh at all the good times we had together. I love you Mrs. Garno.

  3. Ruth was a wonderful person and friend. I have wonderful memories of laughing with her and I will always appreciate her helping me with childcare. Sincere condolences to the family, your Mom was exceptionally kind and loving.

  4. Mrs Garno was one of the most giving, caring and loving persons, I’ve ever known. She always made everyone feel welcome and loved. I’m so lucky to have known her. I will miss her

  5. Sharyn Kirkland
    May 11, 2022

    She was loving , kind and one of the sweetest people I have ever known. She will be missed by so many. Love, Sharyn

  6. Never a sweeter lady
    I loved and respected her more than I could ever explain
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you

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