Ruth T. Milliman
1933-2013 Mrs. Ruth T. Milliman, a resident of Hoosick Falls, New York, passed into the Lord's presence on October 16, 2013 after a long courageous battle with cancer. Ruth was born in Bennington, VT on August 14, 1933 and was the daughter of Marie and Thomas Tollisen from White Creek, New York. She attended Hoosick Falls Central School and graduated in 1951. Survivors include two sons and daughter-in-laws, Guy (Phoebe) Milliman of Hoosick Falls, NY and Timothy (Kathy) Milliman of Whittier, CA; two grandchildren, Guy and Nicole; nephews Thomas (Jane) Outwater and Robin (Meg) Outwater and nieces, TJ, Hilda, Katya and Hannah Outwater. Ruth is also survived by special sisters in the Lord Gail Smith, Judy Stewart, Gwen Waldron and Corinne Eldred, and her brother-in-law and close friend Gabe Terrenzio. She was pre-deceased by her parents and two sisters, Lynn Terrenzio and Hilda Outwater. In 2004, Ruth was diagnosed with cancer and lost an eye shortly thereafter. Though the past 9 years of her life were at times challenging, her love for Jesus was rekindled and became stronger each day as she depended on His grace. A memorial service to celebrate Ruth's life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to The Karen McGovern Fund, The Hospice Foundation or Hoosick Falls Community Alliance Church through the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, in Hoosick Falls.
Published in Bennington Banner on Oct. 19, 2013