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Ruth Estelle Woollett 

Ruth Estelle Woollett, daughter of William Paul Matyastik and Rose Antonia Svetlik, was born in Cameron on April 20, 1940. Ruth left this world peacefully in her home with family on Nov. 21, 2021, at the age of 81.

She graduated as valedictorian from Yoe High in 1958. On June 18, 1960, she married the love of her life, her soulmate David C.T. Woollett of Surrey, England. Together they made their home in Austin, Texas, where they owned and operated the Alamo Hotel. Ruth also enjoyed visiting her children and grandchildren in New York. Ruth was the third generation to be involved in the cotton ginning business and continued this legacy with the Waterloo Gin.

Ruth is preceded in death by her beloved husband, David C.T. Woollett; her brothers, James “Jim” Milton Matyastik, Robert Lee “Bob” Matyastik, and William Ellis “Bill” Matyastik. 

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her son, David W.P. Woollett; her daughters, Felicity Anastasia Woollett and Rosanne Vichier Guerre of Austin; ten grandchildren, Antonia Vichier Guerre, Marguerite Krasser, Cecelia Weeks, Elisabetta Diorio, Taro Woollett-Chiba, Mika Woollett-Chiba, Erika Woollett-Chiba, David Alan Woollett, John Woollett, and Derek Woollett; two great-grandchildren, Sage Holden Greenburgh and Addyson Woollett; two sisters, Rose Snider of Austin and Jane Vorwerk of Taylor; an a brother Paul Matyastik of Buckholts.

Visitation for Ruth Woollett will be from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 26 nd service at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27, at Providence Funeral Home in Taylor, with burial taking place afterwards at the Taylor City Cemetery.

The Cameron Herald

The Cameron Herald
P.O. Box 1230
Cameron, Texas 76520

Phone: 254-697-6671
Fax: 254-697-4902