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Ruth Ellen Lake

December 1, 1948 ~ November 17, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old

Ruth Lake Obituary

Sanford- Ruth E. Lake, 74, of Twombly Rd, Died Friday Nov. 17th, 2023 in
Sanford.
She was born in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine on Dec. 1st, 1948. The daughter
of Mary and Charles White. She attended Dover-Foxcroft Academy as
well as the University of Maine school system.
Ruth loved quilting, writing poetry and was a published Laureate of Poetry
in three anthologies. She was an artist, painting landscapes and giving
them generously to her friends and family. When she was not making
quilts for babies who were entering this world, Ruth loved making quilted
bags and an avid seamstress.
She was a member of both the Amvets and American Legion of Sanford.
She loved cooking for their Thanksgiving meals, holidays and spending
time with her many friends and veterans. She loved reading and belonged
to a small book club. The ladies would purchase books and circulate them
amongst each other. Ruth loved mysteries. Her favorite time of year was
Christmas. Throughout the many years she loved spending the holidays
with her children, grandchildren, and friends.
Surviving are her three daughters, Melissa J Albert and her husband
Michael A. Albert of Bath, Maine with her two grand-daughters Jacqueline
Lyn Herndon her husband Brian Herndon, Valerie Amber Albert and John
Stuart with her great grandsons Bennett Goody and Brady Stuart. Her
daughter Claudette Georgia Humphrey and husband Derwood Humphrey
with grandson Tyler Wintle and grand-daughter Lauren Humphrey of
Benedicta, Maine . Her daughter Holly Beth Devine with her granddaughter
Aasta Devine and great grand daughter Camdyn of Hollowell,
Maine.
In addition to her husband Corlie who died June 29th, 1995, she was also
predeceased by her Mother and father, Brothers, Charles White, Stephen
White and Joel White.
Ruth did not want a burial or funeral services, she wanted her family and
friends to remember her as the loving, creative and giving person that she
was.
Memorial Donations may be made to
the Amvets and American Legion in Sanford, Maine. Or Sponsor a
wreathe across America program in her name, to be placed on Veteran
Cemeteries. https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/ She loved
Christmas and the project.

Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home, North Berwick, Maine.   

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