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GRAHAM, Ruth Elsie

Ruth Elsie (Goodwin) Graham, 88, of Somers, passed away on Sunday (April 22, 2012). She was the beloved and caring wife of the late Donald A. Graham for 64 years. Ruth was born in Ashley Falls, MA, on December 22, 1923, a daughter of the late Jesse and Elsie (Woodford) Goodwin. She was a lifetime member of the Enfield Grange and a member of the Somersville Congregational Church for 72 years, the longest membership in the Church's history. Ruth leaves her daughters, Donna Sheiber and her husband, Les, of Windsor, and Kathie Gonzales and her husband, Frank, of Clearwater, FL; her very special grandchildren, Rick Sheiber and his girlfriend, Amy Groszyk, and Lindsey Atkins and her husband, William III; and the joys of her life, her two great grandsons, William Atkins IV and Graham Theodore Atkins. She also leaves a very special cousin, Clara; her friend, Martha; and nieces and nephews. Ruth was able to enjoy the comforts of her own home because of the love and devoted care of Gwyn, Gary and Charlotte. In addition to her husband, Don, Ruth was predeceased by her loving brother Harry Goodwin and her loving sister and best friend, Laura Goodwin Helt; and two sons who died at birth, Bruce Gilbert Graham and Robert Goodwin Graham.
A memorial service for Ruth will be held at Somersville Congregational Church, 22 Maple St., Somersville, on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Somersville Congregational Church, PO Box I, Somersville, CT 06072. Ruth's services have been entrusted to Somers Funeral Home. To leave an online expression of sympathy please visit www.somersfuneralhome.com.




Published in The Hartford Courant on Apr. 25, 2012
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