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Ruth Latimer, 92, resident of Baywoods of Annapolis Retirement Home, Annapolis Maryland, passed away quietly on December 15, 2015 after a lengthy illness. Ruth was born in Williston, South Carolina, but had lived most of her life in Washington DC and Maryland. Ruth was the daughter of John Austin and Ruth Latimer of Chevy Chase, DC and she had four siblings. She is survived by her sister, Elizabeth L. Kokiko of Pittsburgh, Pa. Ruth was a graduate of Westhampton College, University of Richmond and received her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy at The University of Maryland. Ruth served a stint in the U.S. Army Medical Service treating returning WWII veterans as well as time with the Red Cross in Morocco, North Africa in 1960. Ruth then returned to The University of Maryland, Department of Physical Therapy where she worked and later was appointed Director of Physical Therapy before her retirement. During her life time, Ruth was engaged and active in many community organizations; mainly, The League of Woman Voters and The American Association of University Women. Ruth also ventured in politics, in following the footsteps of her father, running for a seat in The Maryland House of Delegates in 1974. Ruth was a very avid sports fan favoring the Baltimore Orioles and Ravens. However, her first love was boating where she owned and anchored a boat on the Severn River. Many of her relatives and friends enjoyed Ruth's invitation and hospitality on the river. Also, many are aware of her interest and player of golf, being a long term member of Chartwell Country Club in Severna Park, Maryland. A "Celebration of Ruth's Life" will be held on January 15, 2016 2-4:30 PM at the Baywoods Retirement Home, Norair Hall, 7101 Bay Front Drive, Annapolis Maryland, 410-268-9222. Friends are welcomed. Instead of flowers, her family suggests that donations be considered to The National Council on Aging (Attn: Development, 251 18th Street South, Suite 500, Arlington, Virginia 22202).
Published in Baltimore Sun on Jan. 8, 2016
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