Ruth Anderson Scales, 82, entered into eternal peace on MondayNov. 16, at Harbor Hospice of Beaumont

Ruth was born Oct. 4, 1933, daughter of the late R. W. and Mattie Lou Anderson. She graduated from Orangefield High School in 1951. She married Harold Austin Scales on Oct. 24, 1952. They worked beside each other for 63 years raising their family. Ruth was a lifelong active member of First Baptist Church of Orangefield where she served formerly as pianist, currently on the bereavement team and yearly with Vacation Bible School. Ruth and her husband loved vacationing and traveled all 50 states. Ruth was a very kind and gentle Southern lady; she had a loving and generous heart, and was always giving to her family and others.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sibling, Keith Anderson and grand-daughter Lyndie Morgan Scales.

She leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her devoted husband, Harold Austin Scales; children, Kathy Scales Muller of Dallas, Clay Scales and wife, Sherry, of Pearland, Dana Scales-Bourque and husband, Kevin, of Bridge City and Wayne Scales and wife, Lynn, of Orangefield; brothers, Donald Anderson and wife, Mary, of San Antonio and Ronald Anderson and wife, Wilma, of McLewis; adoring grandchildren, Bret Muller and his wife, Jennifer, Reid Muller, Jared Scales and his wife, Crystal, Brittany Granger and her husband, Brandon, Elissa Scales and Austin Scales; great grand­children, Lillian Tew, Madelyn and Juliana Muller.

Services will be held Friday at 10:00 am at the First Baptist Church of Orangefield. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Bret Muller, Reid Muller, Jared Scales, Austin Scales, Jimmy Scales and Ryke Anderson.

Friends and relatives are invited and may call upon the family at the church of Orangefield Thursday, from 5:00-8:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Orangefield, P. O. Box 288, Orangefield, Texas, 77639 or a charity of your choice.