Ruth H. (Pratt) Johnson

BERNARDSTON - Ruth H. Johnson, 86, of Northfield Rd., Bernardston died Friday (3-7-2014) at home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Rutland, Vt. on January 15, 1928 the daughter of Clifford and Eureta (Flanders) Pratt.
Ruth was educated in Mt. Holly Vt. schools and was a graduate of Black River High School, Ludlow, Vt. class of 1945. Early in life she worked as a telephone operator for New England T & T in Mt. Holly, and Brattleboro, Vt. She was married on May 31, 1947 to Frederic Johnson in Mt. Holly.
She was a former member of the Mt. Holly Grange, the Belmont Community Church, and the Rebecca's in Mt. Holy. In Bernardston, she was a member of the United Church of Bernardston and its Women's Fellowship, and a member of the friends of the Mass. Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children. She loved her family, flower gardening, reading, music, dancing, and traveling.
She is survived by her husband Fred of 68 yrs. and her son James W. Johnson and his wife Millicent of Mt. Holly, Vt. and a daughter, Rita Johnson of Bernardston, Ma. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Ericka Smith and her husband Ryan, Eureta Biczko and her husband Eric, and Jeremiah Johnson, and her great grandchildren, Amber, Dakota, and James Biczko. Several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Friday (3-14-2014) at 11:30 A.M. at the United Church of Bernardston. Rev. David Neil, Interim Pastor will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
There are no calling hours.
Donations in her memory may be made to either: The United Church of Bernardston, P.O. Box 503, Bernardston, Ma. 01337, or the Bernardston Fire Dept., 18 Church St. Bernardston, Ma. 01337, or the Bernardston Police Dept. 256 South St. Bernardston, Ma. 01337.
Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Recorder on Mar. 10, 2014