BRAINTREE — Funeral services for Ruth E. Brown, 75, who died Nov. 5, 2011 at Gifford Medical Center, were held Nov. 8 at the Bethany United Church of Christ in Randolph. Rev. Robin Junker officiated. Burial followed at Pleasant View Cemetery.
She was born May 28, 1936 in Brookfield, the daughter of Willis and Glenna (Kennett) Parker.
She was raised in Brookfield and had lived in Chelsea and Randolph before moving to Braintree in 1985.
Ruth was married to Richard Brown in Braintree on Aug. 20, 1986. She had been previously married to Keith “Casey” Warner.
Ruth had been a baker for the Randolph School District, and had worked in the heck printing department and mailroom at Randolph National Bank. She also did babysitting for local families.
Ruth was a 52-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary, a Cub Scout leader, a member of Bethany Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. She played in the Randolph Women’s Softball league and had a green thumb with plants. She enjoyed being with her family, fishing, camping, hunting, cooking, dancing, and the family camp at Pecor Hollow.
Survivors include her husband, Richard Brown of Braintree; Richard Brown of Braintree; three sons, Ronnie Warner and wife, Edie of Braintree, Wayne Warner and wife, Karen of Randolph; two daughters, Teresa Bradley and husband, Gary of Braintree, Debra Warner and partner, Karen Slowinski of Fairfax; stepsons, Michael Brown and wife, Donna of Dover, Steven Brown and wife, Cindy of Braintree, David Brown and wife Kelly of Bethel and Dennis Brown and companion, Rick Carrier of Randolph; stepdaughters, Susan Small and husband, Bob of Richmond, Texas, and Lisa Alexander and husband, Gary of Bethel; sisters, Marion Gilman of Chelsea, Phyllis Boles of South Royalton, Jean Flint of Albany, Evelyn Greene of N.H, Joyce Potwin of Sharon, and Nancy Potwin of Hartland; brother, Edward Parker of Hartford; previous husband, Keith “Casey” Warner of Randolph; 20 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, and her don, Snoopy.
She was predeceased by three sisters, Lottie Chubbach, Doris Bjorkman and Irene Parker; three brothers, Clayton Parker, Paul Parker and Clinton parker; and her great-grandson, William Luke Warner.
Contributions may be made to the Gifford Medical Center, Garden Room Fund, PO Box 2000, Randolph, 05060.
Online condolences may be left at www.dayfunerals.com
This obituary first appeared in the Novmember 10th print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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