BERLIN - Ruth Alford Moore, 84, died Aug. 13, 2014, at Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin, Vermont, after a long illness.
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Ruth was born March 21, 1930, in Hartford, Connecticut, the daughter of Edith Norton Alford and Alden Euclid Alford. She graduated from Windsor High School in 1948, Vermont Junior College in 1950 and The Hitchcock School of Laboratory Medicine with a degree in medical technology.
She married Colin Moore in Windsor, Connecticut, on Oct. 17, 1953. Ruth was a volunteer with the Montpelier unit of the Naval Reserve from 1949 to 1953. She was also a volunteer with the central Vermont chapter of the American Red Cross. She was a member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Abigail Wolcott Ellsworth Chapter. In her younger years, Ruth enjoyed skiing, playing golf, bowling and playing bridge.
Survivors include a son, Glenn Moore, along with his wife, Priscilla Moore, of East Montpelier, Vermont; two daughters, Marian Moore, of South Burlington, Vermont, and Carolyn Walker, along with her husband, Wade Walker, of Williston, Vermont; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Colin Moore, in 1964; and two brothers, Alden Alford and Wilson Alford.
The family will receive friends at the home of Glenn and Priscilla Moore, 1430 Horn of the Moon Road, East Montpelier, Vermont, on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, from 4 to 6 p.m. The funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Windsor, Connecticut.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Ruth to Woodridge Nursing Home, P.O. Box 550, Barre, VT 05641.
Those wishing to express online condolences may do so at www.guareandsons.com.
Guare & Sons Funeral Home - Montpelier
30 School Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
Published in Times Argus on Aug. 14, 2014