Ruth D. M. (Hedman), 87, a former resident of Quincy, MA, passed away Thursday, September 2, 2010. She was the beloved wife of the late Kenneth M. Brown. Loving mother to Rev. Dr. Kenneth R. Brown and his wife Tommie O Sullivan of AZ., Ruth E. Tucker and her husband John of OR, Robert E. Brown and his wife Barbara of Marshfield, Kevin M. Brown and his wife Chi of OR, Karen M. St. Clair and her husband Glenn of NH, Roy E. Brown and his wife Rheda of WY. Sister of Eva Mae Olson of FL. Devoted grandmother of Sara Brown of CA, Jeremy and Christopher Tucker both of OR, Cheryl Verver of WA, Nicole Brown of Pembroke, David and Roy Brown both of OR, Rebekah Ratliff of MI, Glenn Hall of Abington, C.J. and Colleen Hall both of Weymouth. Great- grandmother of Luke and Quinn Rigdon, Payton Verver, Ava Hall, and Isabella Ratliff. Born in Quincy, she was a resident for 29 years before moving to Weymouth to raise her family. Ruth was a charter member of Troop 3 the First Local Senior Girl Scout Troop in the area. She was a member of the QHS Class of 1942. Ruth served as secretary of the New England Baptist Conference for many years. Past Pres. of the Central Baptist Church womens group, co-founder of GMG, served as church clerk, chairman of the CE board and a member the church choir. Ruth was a member of Quincy High School Class of 1942; she served on the reunion committee until two years ago. She worked as a buyers secretary for Stop and Shop before retiring in 1988. A funeral service will be held in the Deware Funeral Home at 576 Hancock Street, Quincy, on Friday September 10, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472. Phone 617-868-6718. For directions or to leave condolences, please visit www.dewarefuneralhome.com Deware Funeral Home Quincy, Massachusetts 617-472-1137
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Published in The Patriot Ledger from Sept. 7 to Sept. 8, 2010