February 9, 2011
Billie G. Ruppe was especially proud of her career as a registered nurse and served as a member of the advisory board for Midland College's Vocational Nursing program. In 1951, she began working at Midland Memorial Hospital and was past President of the Women's Hospital Auxiliary.
She was a volunteer for the American Red Cross, Co-founder and CEO of We Care Home Health Agency and past board member of The Allison Bridge Center. In 1981 she traveled to Saudi Arabia to open new hospitals as the head of nursing.
Billie was an active member of St. Stephen's Catholic Church, and her strong faith sustained her throughout her life.
Memorials may be directed to Midland College for nursing scholarships, c/o the Midland College Foundation, 3600 N. Garfield, Midland, Texas 79705. You may call the Foundation office at (432) 685-4526 for more information. If you wish to make an online gift in her memory, visit Give a Gife, or you may mail your donation to:
MIDLAND COLLEGE FOUNDATION, INC.
3600 N. GARFIELD · MIDLAND, TX 79705