Ruth  Anderson

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Brewer and Bangor - Ruth Anderson, 86, passed away July 14, 2019, unexpectedly while battling kidney cancer. She was born May 21, 1933, to George Albert and Elvina Arter and raised in Oklahoma. She was dedicated to her family and treasured making memories with them above all else. She discovered her love of traveling with her late husband, Charles Anderson, and then generously shared that love with everyone close to her. She was always interested in people and their stories and would be the first person to sit by you and make you feel included and loved. She had a way about her that was so warm, cheerful and inviting. She always took life as it came with a smile. She especially loved her role as Gram. She was an active member of All Souls Congregational Church and spent her free time with her many friends at church events.
Ruth is survived by her 3 children Retha Berube and husband Roland, James Bobb and wife Darlene, Alcinda Hall and husband Joseph; grandchildren, Anna Berube, Leia Berube, Drew Smith and wife Becky, JR Smith and wife Debbie, Corey Bobb and wife Kristin; great-grandchildren Kale, Keagan and Porter Smith, Kelsey Bamburg, Everett and Olivia Mellott, Carter Bobb; great-great-granddaughter Zelda.
Relatives and friends are invited to call 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, July 18, 2019, at All Souls Congregational Church, 10 Broadway, Bangor, ME 04401. The family invites folks to share conversation and refreshments in the church vestry following the service. Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Bangor.
Those who wish to remember Ruth in a special way, may make a donation in her memory to All Souls Congregational Church, 10 Broadway, Bangor, ME 04401.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at BrookingsSmith.com.
Published on July 15, 2019
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Cynthia Deveau
Jul 21, 2019
Retha,
I am so sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. It was a privilege to care for her and talk with both of you. Sincerely, Cynthia RNC
Jan Pelletier & Len Kass & Family
Jul 21, 2019
Dear Retha, Roland, Anna, Leia, Alcinda, Joe, Corey, Kristen, & Family- What was most striking about your mom/GM was her love and happiness. How wonderful it has been to have her so near to you to share joys of life, for so many years. She cherished so many people, and was cherished by so many- including us. We feel blessed to have known her. What a wonderful family she led! Thinking of you during this time, sending you love, and wishing you peace.
-jan, Len, & fam (Orono, Maine)
Mike and Beth Kimsey
Jul 18, 2019
Roland, Retha, Anna and Leia and the Anderson Family

I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother and grandmother. I know how close you were to her and how sad you all must be. She was a fun lady to be around so you will have many memories of your time together and all your trips as a family.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Mike and Beth
Phillip A Pratt
Jul 16, 2019
Ruth was a very warm and kind person. She will be missed by the neighborhood.

Mary & Phil Pratt
35 Bayberry
Nguyen Thi Xuan Huong
Jul 16, 2019
R.I.P to Mrs Ruth Anderson
Maynard and Lydia Hall
Jul 16, 2019
Ruth will be missed by many... We will always cherish the memories of her here on the island at Islesboro for holidays and family gatherings. We loved her dearly and will miss her. Prayers for peace and comfort for the family.
Maynard and Lydia Hall
Nguyen Thi Xuan Huong
Jul 15, 2019
Rest in peace
Lynn Malicky-Brainard
Jul 15, 2019
Sorry for the loss of your mother,I remember her well when she came in to get her blood drawn. Very special woman indeed!