Ruth Virginia Paaske Goza, age 85 of Alvin, Texas passed away Thursday, October 8, 2020.  Ruth was born January 26, 1935 in Galveston, Texas and was a resident of Alvin since 1961.  She worked for many years as a nurse and then ran a day care out of her house. She was a longtime member of Heights Baptist Church and proudly served in the United States Navy. In her younger days, Ruth and her family were members of the Good Sam Camping Club, heavily involved in both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and loved to square dance with the Hanger Squares. Ruth is preceded in death by her husband, Warren Goza and parents, James and Mildred Paaske.

Ruth had a green thumb. She loved to garden and grow daylilies. She was a member of the American Hemeracallis Society, Lone Star Daylily Society, and the Alvin Garden Club. She won many awards for her flower design entries in various flower shows. Ruth was also a horticulture and flower show judge.

Ruth is survived by her sons, David Goza of Alvin, and Danny Goza and wife Carol of Manvel; daughters, Diane Epler and Debra Goza, both of Alvin; sisters, Edith Holloway and husband Harry of Nacogdoches, Texas, and Doris Tarkington of Trinity, Texas; grandchildren, Chanel, Lauren, Brian, and Jeremy; along with numerous other relatives and friends.

A special thank you to everyone at the Evening Star Personal Care Home in Alvin.

A private family graveside service will be conducted by Pastor Lee Peoples on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Confederate Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to: The Gathering Place (help and hope for families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias) PO Box 2050, Angleton, TX 77516

Arrangements under the direction of the Scott Family, 1421 East Hwy 6, Alvin, Texas 77511, (281) 585-1000 www.scottfuneralhome.net

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