Mildred Ruth (Brister) Autry

Mildred Ruth Autry, 85, passed away peacefully at the Heart to Heart Hospice in Fort Worth, Texas on Saturday, July 10, 2021, after a brief illness.


Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 18, 2020 at Biggers Funeral Home.


Funeral Service: 11 a.m. Monday, July 19 at First United Methodist Church of Azle, 200 Church St., Azle, 76020.


Interment: 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, July 20 at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, 75211.


Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make donations to First United Methodist Church of Azle, Local Missions.


Ruth was born July 31, 1935, in Henrietta, Texas to Clifford and Marie Brister.  She graduated from Azle High School in 1953 and then married Donald Autry that same year.  Don enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, and they were stationed all over the U.S. and abroad.


Ruth was a member of Trinity Valley Quilters Guild and was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church of Azle.  She enjoyed quilting, antiquing and collecting all things related to chickens and folk art.  Ruth’s Lord’s Acre quilts were legendary for church fundraising; and her peach cobblers were loved by all.  Ruth loved the Lord and was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and giving friend who will be greatly missed.


Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Don, and her parents, Clifford and Marie Brister.


Survivors are her children, Gordon and his wife, Sheri Autry (Standish, ME), Terry and his wife, Vickie Autry (Denver, CO), and Susan Autry (Dallas, TX); grandchildren, Adam, Anna Marie, Garrett, Shane, C.J., and Ben Autry; and a loving extended family and church family.

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