November 12, 1962 – June 23, 2021
Ruth Ann Maxwell, 58, of Pearland, Texas passed away June 23, 2021 near Santa Rosa, New Mexico. She was born on November 12, 1962 to Robert C. Andrews and Rose L. Keyworth Andrews in Houston, Texas. Ruth attended Almeda School and graduated from Madison High School in 1980. At the age of 19 she attended Houston Police Cadet Class #102 and graduated in April, 1982. She began her career with the Houston Police Department, where she later met her loving husband Griff Maxwell. After ten years she left the Houston Police Department to be a stay at home mom with their children Dennis and Ashley.
She returned to work with the Rice University Police Department from 2003 until she retired in March 2020. Ruth loved the community orientated police work on the college campus, were she was loved by all the faculty, staff and students. She was dedicated and treated others kindly with respect, even those she arrested. Anybody who knew Ruth will remember her as being thoughtful and generous in every way and a sensitive person, aware of the needs and feelings of others.
As a child she trusted Jesus to be her savior. She never lost her faith, working gently and praying hard that others would come to the same faith that guided her through life. No doubt, she loved God and she loved people. Ruth is still asking God to guide those she dearly loves, that their life on earth will be a good and joyful life until that day they are united in heaven.
Ruth was preceded in death by her father, Robert Andrews Sr. and two brothers: Roy and Frank Andrews.
Ruth is survived by her husband, Griff Maxwell, son Dennis Maxwell and wife Sydney Maxwell, daughter, Ashley Maxwell, mother-in-law Doris Maxwell Walker and husband Floyd “Bud” Walker and two grandchildren, Johnny and Maverick, mother Rose “Sis” Andrews, siblings Robert Andrews and wife Lisa Andrews, Mary Giering, and James Andrews, sister-in-law Melissa Maxwell Lehrman and husband Howard Lehrman and many uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. with the funeral service to follow at 11:00 A.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, Texas 77546 (281) 992-7200 with Rev. Kevin Paszalek officiating. Interment will follow at the South Park Cemetery in Pearland, Texas.
Pallbearers will include Robert Andrews, James Andrews, Clemente Rodriguez, Mark Ong, Howard Lehrman, Jay Hall, David Rose, Robert Farley and Archie D'-Souza.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to sponsor tuition assistance for Deer Creek Camp at deercreekcamp.com.
Condolences may be sent to the Maxwell family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.