Her obituary from the Shreveport Times.
Ruth Joyce Traylor
SHREVEPORT, LA - A graveside memorial service will be held for Ruth Joyce Johnston Traylor on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. at Forest Park Cemetery, 3700 St. Vincent Drive. Ruth Joyce passed away peacefully on April 21, 2011 after a lengthy illness and complications of pneumonia. Born on June 13, 1924 in Camden, Arkansas to Edwin and Vida Johnston, Ruth Joyce was the daughter of an oilfield driller and never tired of telling the early stories of her life on the remote oil leases in the many small towns in which she had lived. She graduated from Evansville University in Evansville, Indiana and moved to Shreveport where she met and married H. T. Traylor.
Ruth Joyce was a devoted mother and grandmother who will be remembered as a gracious lady with a giving heart. Ruth Joyce was an active member of Kings Highway Christian Church where she served in many positions from Deaconess to an officer in the Christian's Women's Fellowship. She was a willing volunteer as a Girl Scout and Cub Scout Leader. She loved her camping memories with Troop 288. Her love for theatre, literature ,arts and music were always present in her daily life. Fun skits and her love to perform were her delight. She was never without with an excellent book, a pair of knitting needles or a good crossword puzzle.
Ruth Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, Edwin and Vida Johnston, and her husband of over 50 years, H. T. Traylor. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Fred and Linda Traylor, her daughter, Vida Yancy, grandchildren, Shawn Traylor and wife Anastasia, Adam Traylor, Catherine Traylor and fiance' Sean Parks, Jim Yancy , Alice Yates and husband James, Jim and Alice's father Phil Yancy and great-grandson Ian Traylor.
Ruth Joyce was a gracious and sweet lady and will be missed for her quick wit, ease of laughter and warm personality. She shared her love and enriched the lives her children, grandchildren and of all she met. She will be greatly missed.