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RUTH ANNE PUTMAN Mrs. Ruth Anne Putman, 86, died March 21, 2013 at Palm Bay Community Hospital in Palm Bay. Mrs. Putman was born in Greenville, South Carolina and moved to Sebastian, FL in 1985 from Venezuela. She lived with her husband in Venezuela for 33 years, where she was a school teacher and enjoyed working with several of her horses. She was a member of the Friends of St. Sebastian River, Sebastian, FL and the Pelican Island Preservation Society, as well as numerous other organizations that focus on preserving the environment and wildlife, such as the Nature Conservancy, Defenders of wildlife and the Sierra Club. She was survived by her husband of 67 years, John Carl Putman, Jr. of Sebastian; daughter, Susan Watson of Woodbridge, CT; sister, Marjorie Owens of Greenville, South Carolina; 2 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Carl Brian Putman; sister, Doris Bale; brother, Robert Bridges. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society Of Vero Beach, P.O. Box 644, Vero Beach, FL 32961 in memory of Ruth Ann Putman. Services: A Graveside Service will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, April 17, 2013 Sebastian Cemetery, Sebastian, FL with Rev. Richard Jones, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Strunk Funeral Home and Crematory , Sebastian. An online guestbook is available at www.strunkfuneralhome.com" Paid Obituary
Published in the TC Palm on Mar. 26, 2013