2018-08-01 / Obituaries

Ruth Smith

Ruth P. Smith, age 93, of Margaretville passed away at her residence on Tuesday July 24, 2018.

Ruth was born in Brooklyn on June 1, 1925, the daughter of Magnus and Constance (Engebretson)

Pedersen. She married Ralph Smith the love of her life on November 22, 1943. Ralph died December 18, 2016.

She attended Andrew Jackson High School where she met her future husband Ralph Smith, whom she was married to for 73 years.

After the war they moved to North Merrick, Long Island and raised 2 children, In 1966 they moved to Richmond, Vermont. Ruth worked in the school cafeteria's at Park Ave School, North Merrick and CVS in Heinsburgh, Vermont. In 1984 they retired to Margaretville to be close to their daughter.

Ruth loved to cook and play Bingo. She never missed a Monday night playing bingo at the American Legion Hall. Ruth enjoyed going to the casinos. She did a lot of traveling in her younger years.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in -law Barbara and Skip Jester, Grandchildren, Ralph(Wendy) Sprague, Penny (Greg) Finch, Joanne (Phil) Sprague, Lenny (Wendy) Smith, Melissa (Larry) Hull and Jesse Smith. 10 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren and her special friend, Betty Sherwood.

She was predeceased by her husband and son Steven Smith in 1977 and by two brothers Arthur and Enior Pedersen.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Hynes Funeral Home in Margaretville on Saturday, Aug. 11 with Rev, Donna LeRoy officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m.

Committal prayers will be at Bedell cemetery, Fleischmanns, New York. Donations in memory of Ruth P. Smith may be made to the American Legion post 216, Margaretville, New York 12455.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Hynes Funeral Home.

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