HOULTON - Ruth H. Brooke, 90, passed away Jan. 13, 2016, at a local health care facility. She was born July 6, 1925, in Little Deer Isle, the daughter of Captain Wilmont and Grace M. (Mahoney) Hardy.
Ruth grew up in Little Deer Isle and attended local schools. She later moved to Houlton and raised her four children while working various jobs. Ruth loved to knit, crochet, go for walks and eating a good Maine lobster. She was known to be a very independent, strong and determined woman. She loved her family and always put them first.
Ruth is survived by her four children, Ruth Henderson and her husband, Gary, of Amity, Brian Folsom and his wife, Janet, of Hodgdon, Brenda Farrar and her husband, George, of Amity and Barbara Ashworth of Limestone; six grandchildren, Ruth Harriman, Kevin Kneiper, Matt Folsom, Travis Swimm, Courtney Farrar and Laura Ashworth; five great-grandchildren; a half brother, Wilmont Hardy and his wife, Cathy; two half sisters, Pamela Ripley and her husband, Fred, and Dolores Allen, all of Florida; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Horace; her brother, Leroy Hardy; two sisters, Marie Clough and Dorothy Goudin; a granddaughter, Marcia Folsom; and a grandson, Christopher Folsom.
A graveside service will be announced in the spring. Gifts may be made in Ruth's memory to the charity of one's choice care of Dunn Funeral Home, 11 Park St., Houlton, ME 04730. Online condolences and guest book: dunnfuneral.com.