Ruth Lentsch Goines, 95, of Austin, Texas passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Born October 30, 1921 in Houston, Texas to Clarence Horner Lentsch and Lucy Underwood Lentsch, Ruth was a 5th generation Texan on her mother's side. She was a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution as a descendent of Asa Underwood who was a patriot during the Revolutionary War. She was also a Daughter of the Republic of Texas by lineal descent from Ammon Underwood.
Ruth earned a liberal arts degree from Rice University in 1943.
She married William 'Bill' Henry Goines on February 4, 1944, and moved with his job to Mississippi and Houston before finally settling the family down in Austin. Bill passed away in 1970.
She was a Lifelong member of Tarrytown Methodist Church.
She loved to travel, having many photo journals from her trips to Ireland, Scotland, England, the Holy Lands, Hawaii and New Mexico. Ruth had many interests from sewing her own wardrobe, painting, stained glass, and knitting. She especially loved reading mystery novels and working crossword puzzles.
Ruth was an avid fan of the game show "Jeopardy" which she watched religiously with her favorite cat KC.
Her three loves were her boys, her cats, and her pecans, not always in that order.
Her attic revealed a "Toys R Us" inventory of every childhood game ever invented for her children's entertainment.
Ruth is survived by her sons William H. Goines, Jr. of Sawtell, Australia, L. Patrick Goines and wife JoAnna of Austin, TX, John Timothy Goines and wife LiLee of Chicago, IL; grandchildren, Ammon Goines, Erica Goines, and Maddie Goines; sister-in-law Jeanne Claypool, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Tarrytown United Methodist Church.
Sincere thanks go to the staff of Altus Hospice of the Hills and Brookdale at Spicewood Springs for their kindness and care. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you contribute to the Austin Animal Center, 7201 Levander Loop, Austin, TX 78702 or plant a pecan tree as a remembrance