Almeta Currie

Almeta Currie of Linden, Texas went home to Jesus on February 27, 2021. Her husband,
Dwain, daughter Lisa and son Joe Kyle were at her bedside at Rose Haven Retreat when
she left this life. She is well again, and our long battle with Alzheimer’s disease is finally
over.
Almeta was born on September 4, 1936. She was predeceased by her son, Kip Currie,
her parents, Manuel and Elizabeth Ruthardt and her brothers Arletus Ruthardt and Louis
Ruthardt. We know they and many other relatives and loved ones were waiting to greet
her as she passed through heaven’s gate.
Almeta is survived by her husband of 63 years, Dwain Currie; daughter and son-in-law
Lisa and Bill Dalton of Houston, Texas; son Joe Kyle Currie of Atlanta Texas; brother
and sister-in-law Bill and Judy Ruthardt of Emory, Texas; and sisters-in-law Judy May
Ruthardt and Mary Brooks of Groom, Texas. In addition, she is survived by her 4 much
loved grandsons, Dr. Clay Dalton and wife Caty Enders Dalton of Santa Fe, New
Mexico; Blake Dalton and fiancé Stephanie Barrera of Houston, Texas; Ty Dalton of
Houston, Texas; and Isaiah Currie of Natchitoches, Louisiana.
Almeta was a 52-year member of First United Methodist Church, Atlanta, Texas. She
was active as a church choir member, Sunday School teacher, pianist and participated on
many committees and church programs. Almeta retired from Atlanta ISD after serving
26 years as a fourth-grade teacher. She loved children and many of her former students
have fond memories of her as their favorite teacher. After retirement, she served as long
as she was able as a volunteer for the Atlanta Memorial Hospital Auxilary.
Graveside services were held at New Colony Cemetery on Tuesday, March 2 nd , 2021,
with pastor Drew Weber of Atlanta First United Methodist Church officiating. A
memorial service will be held at a later date in Atlanta, Texas.
Dwain and his family are so appreciative and thankful for the staff at Rose Haven for
their more than 8 years of kind and loving care for Almeta, his wife and best friend, and
our mother. As was often said, “Almeta is a beautiful lady, but most beautiful on the
inside.” We anticipate a great reunion in heaven with Almeta and Kip and are confident
that our broken hearts will be completely mended and returned to their previous condition
on that great day. Praise be to God!

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