Ruth B. (White) Gusha-Gregory

CLIFTON - Ruth B. (White) Gusha-Gregory, 68, passed away Feb. 1, 2013, at a Bangor hospital. Ruth was born April 6, 1944, in Palermo, to Milo and Muriel White.

Ruth was a kind hearted, fun loving soul. After living several years in Tennessee she moved back to Maine and enjoyed reuniting with her family and could always be counted on to bring her Busch beer. She was an animal lover and her love by far was for her dog, Sandy. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Ruth married the love of her life, Donald Gusha, and had four children, Muriel and Keith Hamilton of Hampden, Donna and Donald Lancaster, Donald and Paula Gusha, and Mack Gusha and fiancée, Karen Wood, all of Clifton; four grandchildren, Danielle and Jeff Simmons of Hampden, Jason and Morgan Lancaster of Readfield, Amanda Lancaster of Clifton and Hannah Sadler of Georgia; seven stepgrandchildren, four great-grandchildren, five great-stepgrandchildren; three brothers, Roland White of Acton, Leland and Jane White of Norridgewock and Milo White of Warren; two sisters, Milly and Tom Noble of Kingman and June and Dean Hanson of Clifton; three stepbrothers, Denny and Joyce Cole of Benton, Chip Cole of Oakland and Neil Cole of Mattawamkeag; one stepsister, Una and Mike Spencer of Holden; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Ruth was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Donald; one sister and three brothers. We would like to say thank you to the nurses of the Cardiac Care Unit at Eastern Maine Medical Center. To Amanda, thank you for going above and beyond for Grammie - what you have done for her has not gone unnoticed.

At Ruth's request there will be no funeral services. At the convenience of the family, there will be a gathering in memory of Ruth later this year at a date and time to be announced.

Published in BDN Maine on Feb. 4, 2013