Ruth's Story

TRENTON - Trenton, ME - Ruth Norma (Jordan) Coombs, of Trenton, passed away on the morning of May 7th, 2015.

Ruth was a graduate of Ellsworth High School, Class of 1950 and a graduate of EMGH School of Nursing, Class of 1953. She was an avid fisherman, hunter, and gardener.

She had an over 20 year career working at S.R. Tracy's Paint shop in Northeast Harbor where she earned a reputation for her eye for detail and took great pride in her ability to match paints by eye.

In addition to her career, she was always one to join into any project that the family was doing wielding a hammer or a brush long into her 60s to lend a hand and much needed guidance.

After her long career, Ruth made the most of her later years traveling with family, taking bus tours with her long time friend Gloria Bowers, attending weekly dances at Jordan's Snack Bar and the Ellsworth VFW Hall, going to breakfast at Sylvia's Cafe, and attending various church suppers in the area.

Ruth was born on December 28th, 1931 to Hallet and Geneva (Dunton) Jordan in Ellsworth. She was one of 7 siblings. She was survived by Fred Jordan of Aurora, Colorado. She was predeceased by her sisters, Kay Walker, Bertha Lord, Dorothy Wright, and by her brothers Roy Jordan, and Hallet (Bussy) Jordan Jr.

Ruth is survived by her three children; Roy H. Coombs Sr., of Trenton, Maine; Terese C. Haynes, of Gainesville, Florida; and Harold F. Coombs III of Trenton, Maine. She was grandmother of 6 and a great-grandmother of 12. It was her wish that there be no service.
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