Rue Campbell Ford, 88, was called to her heavenly home on June 24, 2022, in Abilene, Texas.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 9, 2022, at the Paint Rock Methodist Church at 369 S. Hall Avenue in Paint Rock, Texas. Dr. Cliff Stewart of 1st Central Presbyterian Church in Abilene will be officiating. She will be buried at 10:15 am, Saturday, July 9, 2022, in the Paint Rock cemetery. Services are under the direction of The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road, Abilene.
Rue was born in San Angelo, Texas to Dale and Hattie Rue Campbell on September 20, 1933. She graduated from Highland Park High School, then went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in art from TCU. She married Jerry Ford on August 25, 1956. She was a very active and proud member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and was the 1st president of the TCU chapter. A near lifelong tennis player, Rue won the district singles title in high school and continued to play competitively until near 80. She was also a dedicated bridge and mahjong player.
Rue was preceded in death by her mother and father.
She is survived by her husband Jerry Ford; her son Garry Ford, his wife Andrea and their children, Madison, and Shane; her daughter Caren Rue Rector, her husband Scott, and their children, Bailey Rue, and Riley; her son Michael Ford and his wife Heidi; her sisters Elin Roddey and Wini Zepp; as well as many beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Memorials may be given to the Paint Rock First United Methodist Church, 369 S. Hall Avenue, Paint Rock, Texas 76866.
The family first began in the funeral business in 1933. The Hamil's legacy, beginning with the Elliott's to John and Jo Ann Hamil and now continuing with Robert and Karla Hamil, is to serve families in their time of need.