In memory of Mary Ruth Bivens-Gesch-Hightower. She was born on March 8, 1930, in Roswell, to Lula Mae Bivens and Roy T. Bivens. She passed into heaven on June 3, 2013. She had been in Twin Pines Nursing Home in Victoria, [auth] Texas, for six years after having two strokes. She always had a big smile for everyone. She married Sonny Gesch in Texas at a very young age. They had two daughters, Shirly and Donna. Mary Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Sonny Gesch, and her daughter, Shirly, and also her husband, Jack Hightower. Her mother and daddy also preceded her in death. Mary Ruth was cremated as she wished. Mary Ruth is survived by her daughter, Donna; four grandchildren; her sister, Ruby Hendricks, of Roswell; her brother, OC Ray, of Roswell; brother, Wilbur Ray, of California and several nieces and nephews. There will be a memorial service on Saturday, June 15, at 2 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church.