RUTH TATE(1928 - 2019)

Ruth Evelyn Tate
Oct. 13, 1928 - May 10, 2019

Ruth Evelyn (Holladay) Tate, 90, of Midwest City, died on May 10, 2019. She was born on Oct. 13, 1928, in Norman, OK to Hubert J. "Holly" Holladay and Evelyn J. Holladay, moving to Midwest City in 1943. She and her sister, Helen, formed the Midwest City High School Pep Squad in 1944, and Ruth was Head Cheerleader for two years, graduating in 1946. About this time, she met and married her "forever soul mate," Ides L. "Lynn" Tate, and together, they had two sons, Jerry M. and Jay Scott, who also graduated from Midwest City High School. She and Lynn had 63 years together until he died in 2009. Both of their grandchildren graduated from Midwest City High School. Her life was her family, golf, gardening, fishing, baking and "hanging out" with Lynn. Ruth was one of the founders of the Midwest City Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and served one term as its president. She also cofounded the Midwest Ladies Golf Club at John Conrad Regional Golf Course and the club at what later became known as Hidden Creek Women's Golf Club. She was a Master Seamstress all her adult life. Preceded in death by her parents; husband; son; sister, Helen Cole-Musgrave; and grandson, Jonathon Tate; she is survived by son, Jerry M. and wife Darcy; granddaughter, Jennifer Tate; six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; and nephew, Steven Cole. "We enter this world alone, and it is certain we shall leave this world alone until we are greeted by Jesus in Heaven. But while we are here, the joy of loving and being loved, and having someone choose to spend part of their precious life with us, is unbelievably beautiful. Be kind to each other because you will never look into the eyes of someone God doesn't love." John 3:16. At her request, there will be no service. Jerry and Darcy want to thank Quality Hospice Care for their compassion and the love of Christ while she was there.

Published in The Oklahoman on May 14, 2019