Becky Butler Ruen

Profile Updated: July 8, 2009
Residing In: Thornton, TX USA
Spouse/Partner: Joel Ruen
Occupation: Secondary math teacher
Children: Jordan, born 1990; Stephen, born 1993; Evan, born 1995
What years did you attend Brazoswood?

All four years

In which school activities did you participate at Brazoswood?

Band
Clubs - Chemistry, Math, Language, JETS, FFA, FHA, Industrial Arts
Deckhands
Orchestra

Did you ever skip school?

Never! I was a good boy or girl.

Did you have a nickname in high school?

I inherited one at L.J. Intermediate that remained a classic throughout high school: "Bucky Betler." Someone switched the vowels on the morning announcements and the new version refused to die. Guess I am exhuming it now.

What did you do right after high school?

Worked in the office of Stanley's Supermarket during the summer; attended Brazosport College in the fall '79/spring '80 semesters. From there to SHSU and TAMU.

Where else have you lived?

Huntsville, TX
Bryan/College Station, TX
Iola, TX
Oletha, TX (as of August 2008)
(Note: our mailing address is Thornton, TX; Oletha is a small community on the edge of Lake Limestone.)

What did you always want to do that you haven’t done yet?

Visit Australia and Africa.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Family time; community and church activities; home improvement projects; boot camp fitness classes; 5k races; sports/ranch work; guitar practice; read; sew/crafts.

What is your favorite book?

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

What is your favorite movie?

Shenandoah

Biggest thing you would do differently if you went back to your time at BHS?

Overcome my shyness by becoming involved in theater.
I also know there were several kids I neglected. If I could go back to those days, I would try harder to develop those relationships.

Do you have any good stories about classmates?

Well, I know we all looked fabulous in those one piece blue striped p.e. outfits. Wish they would sell those in stores.
I loved marching in the Buccaneer Band, especially the Halloween light show at football games. I remember panicking when our flashlights quit working or came loose, and how we had to bang on them hard enough to cause varicose veins and/or use enough masking tape to cut off blood circulation.
(At least that's what I put on my medical forms at new doctor visits.)

Comments:

Thanks to everyone involved in planning/coordinating some wonderful class reunions. I didn't make the 5th, but I have attended all the others and enjoyed them immensely.

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Stephen (16), Jordan (19), Evan (13)-Easter 2009
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Stephen-Groesbeck Varsity 2009 (soph. yr.)
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Evan's Confirmation May 17, 2009 at
Our Saviour's Lutheran in College Station
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Jordan, Evan, Grandma-May 29, 2009 at Groesbeck M.S.8th gr. graduation (Jordan just finished fresh. year at TAMU)
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Joel, Evan, Becky-Lorena M.S. track meet-March 2009.
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Quan Cosby, Mart native, hosted a football clinic at our school on March 29, 2009.
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