Ruth Justice

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Ruth Eure Justice, 80, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2008, at Sentara Obici Hospital after a brief illness. A native of Sunbury, NC, Ruth was the daughter of the late Frank Edward and Matte Pierce Eure. She formerly lived in Newport News for many years and graduated from Newport News High School in 1944. She had been a Smithfield resident since 1996.

Professionally, Ruth worked at NACA, later NASA. She was an administrative secretary to Generals and Sr. Officers at TRADOC, Ft. Monroe, where she retired in 1987, after more than thirty years of combined service.

Ruth had a special love for animals and owned several dogs during her life. After retirement with years at home, Ruth became an avid birdwatcher. She cared deeply for her Pekinese and “ precious baby”, Alison who survives her.

Ruth will be remembered as a lady with strong and unique convictions and character. She had a vivacious sense of humor and was a loyal friend.

Preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Virgil H. Justice, Ruth is survived by her son, Timothy Hurst Justice and his special friend, Barbara L. Anderson, of VA Beach;her sister, Carolyn E. Lyons and her husband, Harold, of Smithfield; her brother, Edward Frank Eure, and her sister-in-law, Libby Len Bain, both of Ingram, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside funeral service will be conducted 11:00 AM, Wednesday, August 13, in St. Luke’s Memorial Park.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the IOW Humane Society, PO Box 273, Smithfield, VA 23431

Arrangements are in the care of Colonial Funeral Home, Smithfield.