Ruth Swindell Walker


Ruth Swindell Walker, 87, formerly of Merritt Island, Florida died Saturday, August 7, 2021 at her daughter’s residence in Marianna, Florida.

Ruth was born in Hobucken, North Carolina, January 11, 1934 to Isaac Swindell and Gertie Lupton Swindell. She was Valedictorian at Pamlico High School, North Carolina, 1952. In June of 1955 she moved to Florida and worked for the US government at Patrick Air Force and later for NASA at Kennedy Space Center until her retirement. Ruth obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Rollins College in February 1982. She enjoyed spending time at home with her family. Ruth also loved reading her Bible, and attending Merritt Island Assembly of God, where she was a long time member.

She is survived by her children, Dr. Patrick Stephen Almond (Suzanne), Jamie Almond Gibson (Ray); and grandchildren, Rena Bennett, Felicia Walters (Roger), Ashley Almond, Katy Almond, Patrick Almond, Amanda Almond; and close family Debbie Gray (Wade), Nathan Gray, and Elisa Meyer. Ruth has several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She is also survived by one sister, Lois Jean Wilson.

Memorial services are planned at a later date in Marianna and Merritt Island and will be announced by James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel. Please check back for further information.

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