Mrs. Swaim was born in Petronila. At the age of eight, her family moved to McMullen County where they remained for the next seventy-two years.
She is survived by her husband, Franklin Swaim of Jourdanton; sons, Wes Swaim and wife Sue, Wayde Swaim and wife Cathy, and Michael Swaim and wife Sandra; brother, John Hayes of Poteet; and sister, Gladys Neal of Three Rivers. Ruth is also survived by eight grandchildren, Jess Swaim, Jamie Moore, Case Swaim, Wacey Swaim, Nelson Swaim, Bailey Swaim, Carly Swaim, and Lindy Swaim, eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held at Hurley Funeral Home, 118 W. Oaklawn Road, Pleasanton, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Funeral service was held in the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel, Pleasanton at 2:00 PM Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Interment followed in San Miguel Cemetery, Cross.
Serving as pallbearers for Ruth's service were Jess Swaim, Case Swaim, Wacey Swaim, Nelson Swaim, Travis Meyer and Willy Shannon. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Helen Shelton, Margaret Ann Caron, Jackie Naylor, JoAnn Henry, Tommy Henry, Rodney Swaim, Murray Swaim, Wayne Swaim, Keith Hayes, Domingo Garza, Sr., Ralph Edwards, John Hayes and Ralph Henry.
Anyone wishing to leave condolences for the family may do so at www.hurleyfuneralhome.com.