BENNINGTON - Ruth N. Lasher, 76, died Jan. 19, 2013, at her home.
She was born in Bennington, Feb. 4, 1936, the daughter of Edwol and Mary (Buckland) Hier, and she attended local schools.
She retired from employment at Yankee Medical.
Survivors include three daughters, Cynthia Winter, Pamela Boutin and Kimberly Lasher; her partner, Bruce Washburn; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Cathleen Harwood, Jane Moffit, Frances Pierce, and a brother, Daniel Hier; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by two siblings, Robert Hier and Dorothy Green.
The service to celebrate her life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at Shaftsbury United Methodist Church with the Rev. Nancy Wright, pastor, officiating and followed by a reception in the church hall.
Memorial contributions may be made to VNA & Hospice, in care of Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Guest book condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net