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Ruth Clemson Woods Lett

January 6, 1939 –
 June 9, 2022


Ruth Clemson Woods Lett passed away peacefully on June 9, 2022 at the age of 83 with her family at her side. She is survived by her husband Sam G. Lett, Jr.; four sons, Sam G. Lett (Karen) of Colleyville; Texas; Robert W. Lett (Laura) of Park Cities, Texas; Benjamin T. Lett (Beaumont) of Houston, Texas; and William C. Lett of Dallas, Texas. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren (a 4th due in August); and a sister, Becky Woodson (Chuck) of Covington, Virginia; and nephews, Robert C. Woodson ( Stephanie) of Roanoke, Virginia; and, Jamie V. Woodson, MD of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Ruth was born on January 6, 1939 in Roanoke, Virginia to the late Ruth Bernard Woods and Robert Clemson Woods of Covington, Virginia. Ruth graduated in 1956 from Covington High School and is a 1960 graduate of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

In 1960 Ruth moved to Dallas to work for American Airlines as a flight attendant. Ruth met and married Sam Lett Jr. in 1961 and lived her entire adult life in Dallas, Texas. Ruth was very active in the Good Shepard Episcopal Church in Dallas serving on Alter Guild for over 50 years.

Ruth was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and friend who will be missed by all.  She loved to garden, spending countless hours in her yard and greenhouse and collecting early American antiques.  Ruth and Sam enjoyed spending weekends at Lake Texoma with their children and grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to Ruth’s Memorial Service that will be held at:

Good Shepard Episcopal Church located at 11122 Midway Rd., Dallas, TX 75229

10am on Saturday July 9, 2022.

All are invited to a gathering following the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ruth’s name to Good Shepard Episcopal Church (

5 Thoughts on Ruth Clemson Woods Lett
    Kay Hilburn
    26 Jun 2022

    I have an emptiness in my heart for my dear friend. The only consolation is that I will see her again when we are together with our Lord and Savior in heaven.
    She was the epitome of what God calls us to be in friendship. It is so difficult to believe she is gone. I pray that God will continue to bless her family and friends because of the legacy she left us.

    Ellen Schneider Connelly
    26 Jun 2022

    Dear Sam, Bo, Bobby, Ben, Billy and families,
    We are so very sorry to hear of your mom’s sudden passing. Our hearts go out to all of you at this incredibly difficult time. Ruth was the heart of our neighborhood in Dallas for so many years!! She was an incredible lady. Her love for her family was central to everything in her life. I loved visiting with her re what all you boys were up to and learning about your families. Her garden! I remember the back porch so well. Plants and shade and a swing. And the dogs❤️
    I remember Jigs and Nugget very fondly!
    Her crab spaghetti at Christmas. The doll room in the house. The playgroup for neighborhood. Such amazing times. She was a dear friend to many, including my parents. Absolutely loved her. We will hold you all our thoughts and prayers. Xoxo

    Clarence Heim
    27 Jun 2022

    When I saw the call from Billy I knew I didn’t want to answer. It was late so I called anyway and I was right.
    The news was as I thought, not good. I felt the loss as if a life friend had left me. Sad, l teared. It was hard hearing the news and I cried.
    Moments later,⁸ I smiled and then laughed as Ruth and I had done so many times over coffee when I came to Dallas.
    From wind chimes to Christmas Horses the Letts were always on my mind. She was always so proud of her son’s and beautiful grand children!
    As someone who loves to write, I also love to study people. They often become characters in my life and not my stories. I have only five such characters.
    ” Life chapters” that become larger than life. Ruth is such a person. I always loved visiting her and keeping up with the the rest of the family.
    She will be dearly missed by all who were lucky enough to to know her and she will live as long as she is remembered.

    Mae LeDay Harrison
    8 Jul 2022

    I spoke with Mrs. Lett in March, I contacted her for my mom Pearl, she said they should get together and have lunch. Mrs. Lett and her family has been apart of my families life since I was in elementary I’m 66 now. My mom worked for the family for years. Mrs. Lett and her family will always be apart of our family. She will be missed by all, a special Lady in our life. Our thoughts and prayers to the family, from the
    Harrison Family

    John Edward Lux
    10 Jul 2022

    I love gardening. Why? My parents barely knew how to turn on a sprinkler. Where did I get it from? I got it from Ruth. She taught me how to take care of the plants on the porch and in the back yard when she was away. She told me not to spray the hose on the electric fence by Max.
    There are so many memories.
    I moved to Waldorf when I was 7 and left at 17. During that time there were 4 important women in my life, my mother & sisters and Ruth. My sisters really didn’t like me so that makes 2. I am so thankful that she was a part of not only my childhood, but my entire life. Love you Ruth, Johnny.

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