Alma Ruth Lyon, longtime Baptist missionary, died Jan. 24 in Waco at age 93. She was born on April 9, 1923, in San Antonio to Alma and Henry Madden. She and her husband, Roy, served 32 years with the Southern Baptist Convention Foreign Mission Board. At their 1984 retirement service, he recalled surviving two mob attacks and several plane crashes during their years in Mexico and Venezuela. They also worked for the mission board at the Spanish Baptist Publishing House in El Paso. She was preceded in death by her husband; daughters, Nancy Little and Suzie Cameron; and her brother, Henry Madden Jr. She is survived by her sons, Roy, Robert and Jim; daughters, Michelle Canada and Betty de Torres; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Obituary: Alma Ruth Lyon
February 1, 2017