Ruth Jacobs Toups, 84, of Orange, passed away July 21, at her home surrounded by family.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, July 30, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City. Officiating will be Father Steve Leger. Entombment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Born in Vinton, Feb. 26, 1932, she was the daughter of John Jacobs and George Anna (Wilfer) Jacobs. Ruth was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church for over 50 years. She was part owner of Toups Marina and a member of the Power Squadron, the Orange Boat Club and The Eagles. She loved to dress up and wear her many different hats. Ruth enjoyed spending time playing golf, traveling, selling things, reading, history and attending book signings. She loved anything that had to do with Texas History. Ruth especially loved her cats. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilfred Toups, Jr.; parents and her great-grandson, Mason Toups.
She is survived by her children, Catherine Peart and husband Tommy and Kenneth Toups, all of Orange, Nancy Lovell, of Spring, Wanda Smith and husband Rod and and Willy Toups and wife Kandra, all of Orange; grandchildren, Shane, Elizabeth, Michael, Jacob, Megan, Brian, Kenneth “K.T.”, Cristalle, Rusty, Heather, Draten, Joshua, Chandra and Amber; 20 great-grandchildren and cousins, Richard Jacobs and Jake Jacobs.
Honorary pallbearers are Shane, Michael, Jacob, Brian, Kenneth “K.T.”, Rusty, Draten and Joshua.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita Support, P.O. Box 6291 Spartanburg, SC 29304, the Audubon Society at 440 Wilchester Blvd., Houston, TX, 77079 – or houstonaudubon.org, or to Shriners Hospitals for Children at 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.