Ruth Jane Burgess, nee Freedman, passed away on October 26, 2020 at the age of 95. She is survived by her three daughters, Jane Lynne Mints, Debra Ann Rosenstein Jones, and Jennifer Rosenstein, her grandchildren, Amber, Savanna, and Raven, and five great grandchildren. Ruth was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on January 8, 1925. She was orphaned during the Great Depression and sent with her sister, Doris, to live with their aunt and uncle in San Antonio, Texas, the only relatives who could afford to take both girls. Ruth attended high school at Jefferson High School, and was married at age 19 to Dave Greenburg, a veteran of WWII, whom she met while working at Lackland Airforce Base. Their marriage ended, and Ruth returned to San Antonio with their daughter, Lynne. Soon, she remarried Samuel Rosenstein. Together, they built MARS and RAMS Plumbing Supply during the 1960’s and 70’s. Ruth was a loving wife and devoted mother. She loved to travel, to laugh with friends, was a fabulous cook, and known by all as the life of the party. Hers was a home where all were welcome. She will be missed. May she rest in peace.

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  1. We have fond memories of the many good times we had with Ruth and Sam. We also remember especially how deeply she loved and cared for her children- -their well-being always came first.

  2. Hello Lynne, Debra and Jennifer I am so sorry to learn of the death of your mother. She was a true friend of our family, especially Joy, for over 50 years and fortunately got to know each of you also. As you said, She was always the life of the party. I have enjoyed visits with her over the last few years at her apartment and also at the assisted living facility on Hwy 151. Ruth has been in my prayers nightly and may God bless each of you. Love you and your friendships. Sincerely, Don Farris and family

  3. To Burgess Family My mother & I knew your mother for a couple years, she was a very sweet lady & a joy to chat with. I would bring her candy when I visited my mother. Our condolences to Burges family, Janie Heath & Gary Hand RIP

  4. Ruthie, Rest In Peace sweet Lady , Your Life had many wonderful memories over the years. I am so glad to have been apart of those memories& I will always treasure your being my Mother-in-law, my Memaw to my children.and the many wonderful times together. May you Rest in Internal Peace and God Comfort your family. Loving you always. Janice Williams

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