WHEREAS, herein recorded with deepest sorrow and regret is the death of Mrs. Ruth Partridge Isham of Irvington, Alabama, on February 14, 2001; and
WHEREAS, Mrs. Isham was a native and lifelong resident of the St. Elmo/Irvington area and was a dedicated member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 178 in Grand Bay, where she served as a Past Worthy Matron; and
WHEREAS, Mrs. Isham was a devout Christian who faithfully attended the First United Methodist Church of Irvington for many years; and
WHEREAS, her life was committed to a strong tradition of service, hard work, and excellence in everything she undertook, and the example she set will live on for many years through the lives she touched; and
WHEREAS, Mrs. Isham was a tower of strength and a source of comfort and guidance to her family and many friends, and her death has indeed left a deep void in the lives and hearts of all those who knew and loved her; and
WHEREAS, left to cherish the memory of Mrs. Isham are her beloved husband of 54 years, Charlie Diffee Isham; sons, Arthur Isham and his wife, Virginia, and Dexter Isham and his wife, Margaret; three sisters, Margaret Akridge, Clydene Myer, and Joanne Sprinkle; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and a host of many other relatives and friends; now therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, BOTH HOUSES THEREOF CONCURRING, That even as her death is mourned with a deep sense of sadness and loss, the life and accomplishments of Mrs. Ruth Partridge Isham are herein celebrated, and it is directed that a copy of this resolution shall be provided to her family that they may know we sincerely share the sorrow of their great and grievous loss.