PLYMOUTH -- Ruth Evelyn Churchill, 81, of Prince Haven, died June 1, 2009, at her home, with her family by her side, after a long and courageous battle with a rare form of cancer.
She was born in Plymouth, June 5, 1927, to William and Myrtle (Stevens) Smith. She grew up in Dorchester and resided in Plymouth most all her life. She had also resided in Meredith and Laconia.
She was a dependable hard worker at Meredith Brick Manor, now known as Forest View Manor, in Meredith. For 25 years, she took care of elderly people in need of assisted living.
One of her hobbies was going to bingo. You could find her there almost on a nightly basis, with her friend, Marion Chase. The other activity she enjoyed was watching her son's race at whatever local track they may be racing at on Saturday nights.
She was predeceased by her husbands, Morris Fred Churchill, in 1977, and Albert "Sonny" Clogston, in 2001, and a son, Albert "Butch" Clogston.
Family members include three daughters, Cheryl Davis of Campton, Rebecca Eastman of Plymouth, and Paula Bixby of Rumney; two sons, Timothy Churchill of Lincoln, and James Clogston of Homosassa, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
SERVICES: A funeral service will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St, Plymouth on Thursday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Margaret Bickford, chaplain of Pemi-Baker Health and Hospice, will officiate. Burial will follow in Trinity Churchyard Cemetery, Holderness.
Memorial donations may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St, Boston, MA. 02115 or to Pemi- Baker Health and Hospice, 101 Boulder Point Drive, Suite No. 3, Plymouth, 03264.