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VEAZIE AND BREWER - Ruth H. Woodsum, 99, passed peacefully, January 11, 2016. She was born in Old Town, April 17, 1916, daughter of Harry and Charlotte (Blakemore) Cust.

Ruth graduated from Old Town High School, class of 1934. She lived in Newport in her early years, and operated a dancing school. She was known for putting on lovely recitals. Ruth took great pride in her handiwork. She enjoyed tatting, knitting, gardening, making beautiful May Baskets and homemaking in general. She kept a lovely home that was admired by many. Above all she loved her family dearly.

She was a member of the Nokomis Chapter #42, OES, for 66 years.

Ruth was predeceased by her husband, James Woodsum, and siblings, Mae, Kay, Charlotte, Fred, Harold, Ralph, Robert, Kenneth, George, Vernon, and Harlan.

Surviving are, her daughter, Diane Peva and her husband, Jim; several nieces and nephews, including two dedicated nephews, Harlan Cust, and Alan Cust and his wife, Sue; a niece, Sandra Fowler; a great niece, Michelle Kauppila and her husband, Jim and their children, Christopher and Wesley; sister-in-law, Kay Baird.

Graveside services will be held in the spring at Pine Grove Cemetery, Bangor. Those wishing to remember Ruth in a special way, may contribute in her memory to the Ronald McDonald House of Bangor, Inc. 654 State St., Bangor, ME. 04401.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.
Published on  January 14, 2016
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