Ruth Perkins King

Female 1929 - 2005  (75 years)


Personal Information    |    Media    |    Notes    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Ruth Perkins King 
    Born 16 Jul 1929  Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 18 Jun 2005  Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12772  Brown Family
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2017 

    Father Jean Myriel King,   b. 14 May 1899, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1968, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ruth Perkins,   b. 8 Sep 1901, Sulphur, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1980, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 6 Sep 1924  Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5952  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Herman Aubrey White, Jr,   b. UNKNOWN, Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 20 Dec 1951  Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Living
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F6066  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Ruth Perkins King with her daughters
    Ruth Perkins King with her daughters

    Headstones
    King Family Crypt
    King Family Crypt
    Ellen Jean King, Ruth Perkins King, Ruth Perkins King White, and
    Jean Myriel King

  • Notes 
    • Ruth King White, 75, died on Satur - day, June 18, 2005, at 4: 15 a. m. in her home after a brief illness.

      She was born in Lake Charles on July 16, 1929, to Ruth Perkins and Jean Myriel King. She grew up in Leesville and graduated from Leesville High School. Ruth White attended Newcomb College and Soul é College in New Orleans and graduated with a degree in business. She returned to live in Lake Charles in 1969. Ruth White was an active member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. She was the first woman to complete a full term on the vestry, and then completed a second term. She was a 35 - year member of the Altar Guild and was the first woman to become a lay Eucharist minister. She coordinated weddings at the church for 20 years. Ruth White was a founder and first chairman of the annual Summer Music Festival at Good Shepherd Church. She was secretary of the Colonel George Logan Chapter of the Colonial Dames Society XVII and was active in the Louisiana Chapter of the Daughters of the Ameri - can Revolution. Ruth White served two terms as presi - dent of the Lake Charles Ballet Society and two terms as vice president of the Lake Charles Symphony. She also served on the Christus St. Patrick Board of Counselors and the Board of the Children 's Museum. She was also a member of Chi Omega Social Society and was an active member of the American Cancer Society.

      Ruth White is survived by her two sons, J. King White and wife, Pattie, and Aubrey White III and wife, Lisa, all of Lake Charles; two daughters, Melissa Harper and husband, Jim, of Atlanta, and Esther Goldstein and husband, Scott, of Charlotte, N. C.; two sisters, Jean King and Ginger Pruitt, both of Lake Charles; and 12 grandchildren.

      Funeral services will be at 11 a. m. today, June 20, at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. The Rev. John Myers will officiate. Burial will follow in Orange Grove Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 9 a. m. to the start of services today at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. Pallbearers of the services will be Judge David Painter, Charles Mackey, Sam Pruitt, Logan Pruitt, Paul White and Dr. Ben Thompson.

      In lieu of flowers, memori - als may be made to the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 715 Kirkman St., Lake Charles, LA, 70601. Words of comfort to the family may be expressed at www. johnsonfuneralhome. net .

      American Press (Lake Charles, LA)
      Monday, June 20, 2005