BANGOR - Ruth M. Collins died September 24, 2014 at Ross Manor in Bangor. She was born May 25, 1924 in Caribou, the daughter of Kenneth Tracy and Mary Jane (Drake) Brown.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, James Collins, a sister, Ruth, and a brother, Stanley Drake. Surviving are two sons, Graydon Ellingwood of Leonardtown, MD and Raymond Howells of Hagerstown, MD; brothers, Phillip Tracy, Albert, Frankie and Gaylon; seven grandchildren and numerous great and great-great-grandchildren. She was a wonderful cook, loving doing ceramics and art.
Private interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery, Caribou. Those who wish to remember Ruth in a special way may make gifts in her memory to the Ross Manor Residents Activity Fund, 758 Broadway, Bangor, ME 04401. A service of Brookings-Smith, Bangor.