Celebrating the life of

Ruth Gause Anderson

May 07, 1946 - April 27, 2020

Ruth Gause Anderson

Ruth Gause Anderson, a life-long resident of Savannah, Georgia died peacefully at her home April 27 at the age of 73.  She was born May 7, 1946 and was a graduate of Savannah High School.

Most recently, Ruth was a Private Investigator providing services for various law firms and agencies in the Savannah area. She was a Master Gardener and loved planting and taking care of flowers. She volunteered with the Victim Witness Assistance Program providing outreach and advocacy to victims and witnesses, while offering emotional support and information about criminal justice proceedings. She graduated from Armstrong Atlantic University.

She was married to Harris Tillman Anderson for 37 years. The much-loved mother of Richard Paul Anderson (Jewel) and Tina Michele Anderson Smith (Barry). Cherished grandmother of Nathan and Rachel Anderson and Justin, Dylan, and Evan Smith. She also had three nephews and a niece. Daughter of the late Harold Dewitt Gause and Mary Donovan Gause. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Pete Gause, and her sister, Mary Gause Strealy. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all who knew her.

Your memory is our keepsake with whom we will never part. God has you in His keeping, we have you in our hearts.

A celebration of life will be held during better times.




Tina, I’m so sorry to see this. I always loved your mom. My sincere condolences. Livia

- Livia McMahon, Savannah , GA

So sorry to bear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

- Elizabeth Kamalakis, Savannah, Georgia

Very sorry for your lost Tina, our prayers for you and your family

- Berio family, Savannah , Georgia

You’re in our prayers.

- Ladson, Karen and Kenzie Hancock , Savannah , Ga

Barry sorry to hear about your mother in law

- Clay Carpenter , Guyton , Georgia

Carl and I send our love and prayers. What a wonderful sweet lady. We pray for your peace and comfort.

- Jo Ann Spofford, Savannah, Georgia

I'm so sorry for your loss, Tina. Sending love and hugs, and prayers for peace for you and your family.

- Heather Miller, Savannah, GA

My prayers and sympathy go out to you, Barry and the boys...

- Jean Hancock, Savannah,Ga

Noot and I are so sorry to hear about Ruthie. She was such a sweet lady. We will continue to pray for the family.

- Dalton & Lillian Tisdale, Savannah, GA

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time . May you find peace and comfort in the wonderful memories that you share with friends and family.


Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel

  • A Celebration of Life Will Be held at a later date