1944 Ruth 2022

Ruth Walters Burgess

May 27, 1944 — May 22, 2022

Woodstock

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Ruth Walters Burgess, age 77, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 22, 2022, following a prolonged battle with Alzheimer’s disease. 

 

Ruth was born May 27, 1944, the youngest of five children to the late Leonard H. and Connie Edmonds Walters. She grew up in the close knit Fair Oaks community and was a 1962 honor graduate of R.L. Osborne High School in Marietta, Georgia where she played basketball and was an active member/leader in numerous clubs. She always spoke fondly of her youthful, lifelong friendships. Pursuing her life’s calling of nursing, she received her degree from the Grady School of Nursing in 1965 and began her career in obstetrics at Grady Memorial Hospital. Starting out as a floor nurse in 1966 at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, GA, she served for 39 years, rising to the roles of Director of Nursing and Site Administrator before retirement in 2005.

 

Ruth married her high school sweetheart, David on Feb. 6, 1966 and had two children, Connie and Dave. She was a giving wife and mother who loved her family fiercely. A caring and dedicated nurse, she worked long hours while always spending valuable time with family and friends. She was an active volunteer in various organizations throughout her life. She loved to garden, travel, walk/exercise, go on shopping trips and girlfriend getaways. She was always serving at her church and caring for friends/family who were ill or needed someone to take them to appointments. Her compassion for others was central to her being, she possessed a sweet and tender spirit that drew people to her all the days of her life. 

 

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband David F. Burgess (d.2017) and son David Paul (Dave) Burgess (d.2021).  Ruth is survived by her daughter Connie & son-in-law Tom Cox of Woodstock, GA and their children, Garrison Tyler Cox currently of Prague, Czech Republic, and Taryn Grace Cox of Woodstock, GA.; her daughter-in-law, Marisa Ridge Burgess and her children Delilah Ridge Burgess and Macy Mae Burgess of Norwell, MA. Preceded in death by brother, Jack & wife Nancy Walters, and survived by siblings: brother Fred Walters (Betty d.2014)  of Powder Springs, GA, brother Hugh & wife Annette Walters of Dallas, GA, and sister Mary & husband Jerry Jackson of Marietta, GA, as well as many nieces & nephews, great nieces & nephews and beloved cousins.
 
 
 

Donations can be made in Ruth’s memory to:

 

Laurel Garden Club

 

Mailed to:

Laurel Garden Club

C/O Vicki Gazaway

200 Cedar Valley Ct.

Canton, GA 30115

 

or

 

Alzheimer’s Association

 

alz.org

 

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