Ruth Elgin Dagerath

Ruth ElginDagarath-Ruth 2015 Dagerath, 73, passed away Friday, May 1, 2015 at her residence in Texas City, TX.  She was born on February 17, 1942 to Samuel and Geraldine Varnado in Amite, LA.  Those who knew her know she left her legacy in more ways than one.  In 1967 she opened Ruth Elgin Dance Studio and taught thousands of students for over 25 years.  She was also owner of The Insurance Connection; Ruth Dagerath and Associates for over 25 years.

Ruth is survived by her two daughters: Brenda Dalton and husband John of Autsin, TX  and Lacy Dagerath of League City, TX; three sons: Sam Caminade and wife Giovannina of League City, TX, Michael Dagerath and wife Jennie of San Antonio, TX and Morry Dagerath; two brothers: Jeffrey Varnado of Paris, TX and Douglas Lowe of Paris, TX; ten grandchildren: Amber Dalton, John Dalton, Tyler Caminade, Zac Caminade, Ashley Rosa, Madeline Rosa, Jeremy Dagerath, Jonathan Dagerath, Jeffrey Dagerath and Josiah Dagerath; and four great-grandchildren: Sydni Walker, Trinity Cravy, Madison Cravy, and Ember Dalton.  There were numerous Varnado cousins, nieces and nephews and countless lifelong friends… Rosemary, Dave, Jean, Sylviane to name a very few.  Last but not least a special thank you to Wanda for being more than an employee… You were a best friend.

 A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 6:00PM at the Moody Methodist Church in Galveston, TX with Rev. Charles Bagley officiating.


  1. We are so sorry for your family’s loss, Sam. Fondly, Trudy, Gary and Deen Davis

    Trudy and Gary Davis
  2. Sending love and prayers from her family in Louisiana. She was a wonderful woman.

    Julie Prejean
  3. I want to leave my condolences to Ruth’s family:
    Ruth was a wonderful part of my life. I will always remember her beautiful smile and wonderful personality. i will treasure her memory for the rest of my life.
    Please accept my sincerest expressions of sympathy.

    Debra (Martinez) Rotroff
  4. Ruth Ann was my daddy’s cousin, and I was privileged to know her. No matter her circumstances, she was always loving, fun and full of life. I will miss her!

    Andrea Garner
  5. Ruth was a great hostess back in the day. Her home was always open. She was always kind to us. May God give you grace, comfort and mercy.

    Dr. Keith & Diane Bellamy

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