Ruth A. Donaldson

Apr 23, 1936 - May 16, 2017

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Newport - Ruth A. Donaldson, 81, died May 16, 2017, at a Bangor healthcare facility. She was born April 23, 1936, in Baltimore, Maryland, a daughter of Edward (E. Kenneth) and Sarah (Bennett) Albaugh.
She graduated from Claymont High School in Delaware. She was proud to be the great-great-granddaughter of Francis Scott Key, author of "The Star Spangled Banner".
Ruth married the "love of her life", Neal McKenzie, September 16, 1956, and they had two children, Evelyn and David McKenzie. She married Wayne Donaldson in 1971, and had a son, Michael Donaldson.
She is survived by her son, Mike and his wife, Martha of Etna, who cared for her during her years of declining health; her daughter, Evelyn Curtis of Pittsfield; a brother, Edward and wife, Jeannie Albaugh of South Weymouth, Mass; grandchildren Angie Curtis, JJ (John Joseph) Curtis, Neal and Bridgette McKenzie; great-grandchildren, Haylee and Logan Curtis; twin nieces, Susan Bennett and family and Karen Albaugh; and a nephew, Larry Albaugh.
Ruth was predeceased by her parents; her stepmother of 50 years, Beatrice (Bea) Folsom Albaugh; her husbands, Neal McKenzie and Wayne Donaldson; a son, David McKenzie; and a great-grandson, Curtis Ramsdell.
Thank you with all our hearts to the marvelous, caring staff at the Phillips-Strickland House. You all made Ruth's past year wonderful.
At her request, there will be no funeral services. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may sign an online guest register at www.CrosbyNeal.com
Published on  May 18, 2017
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