- Ruth A. Saunders, 91, passed away with her loving family by her side on November 2, 2016, at a Bangor health care facility. Ruth was born on May 12, 1925, the daughter of Merle and Christine (Garland) Spencer.
Ruth worked and retired from the MDOT Garage in Ellsworth and was a member of the North Orland Victory Grange. She loved to travel the US extensively.
She is survived by her very special companion Marshall Conary, two daughters; Sharon Saunders and Mary Sue Carlisle and Floyd Clement, grandchildren; Michelle Carlisle-Fink and husband Scott, Terri Smith and Eric Carlisle, seven great-grandchildren; Kodey Carlisle, Emily Smith, Bethany Fink, Nicholas Smith, Devin Carlisle, Spencer Fink and Kaylee Carlisle. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband Hudson E. Saunders and one son-in-law Douglas Carlisle.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Ruth's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Maine, Chapter 383, US Route One, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074.
A graveside service will be held on Monday November 7, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery, Upper Falls Rd., Orland. A gathering will follow the service at Ruth's home on the Upper Falls Road. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home and Cremation Services. ()