After celebrating her 100th birthday in June, 2017, Ruth Lynch Alexander passed away on August 1, 2017.
She was born June 10th, 1917, in Edmond, Ok, to Marion Eldridge Lynch and Alberta Wildman Lynch. After completing high school in Edmond, she married Paul M. Alexander of Buffalo, MO. Together they attended University of Missouri, each earning a degree in geology in 1939. They then traveled widely in the United States with a Conoco Oil Company seismograph party during which time their two sons, Paul and Philip, were born. The family then settled in Conroe, TX, where both sons graduated high school. For almost 30 years she was the secretary at the First Methodist Church in Conroe.
She resettled in Bryan in 1975, and became the administrative secretary at the Texas A&M School of Medicine until her retirement in 1989. She was a long-time member of First United Methodist Church of Bryan.
She is survived by her two sons and their spouses, Paul and Leone Alexander of Hendersonville, NC, and Philip and Beverly Alexander of Bryan, TX. Also surviving her are four grandchildren, Clifford and Carlton Alexander of Minnesota and North Carolina, and Julie and Mark Alexander of Austin, TX, as well as five great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in honor of Ruth to the First United Methodist Church of Bryan.