RUTH HEBB

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RUTH HEBB  

On Friday, January 18, 2013 at her home in Beaufort, South Carolina, Ruth Wolfe Hebb peacefully passed from this life after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson's disease.
 
Ruth was born on June 4, 1941 in Wolfsville, Maryland, the last of five siblings to the late James and Elsie Smith Wolfe of Greenbelt, Maryland.
 
She leaves behind Walter Mitchell Hebb, her loving husband of 48 years, two loving children, Walter Mitchell Hebb III of Homer, Alaska and Kelly Michelle Hebb Campbell of Summerville, South Carolina, as well as her son-in law, Alan Campbell and three adoring grandchildren Samuel Kell Campbell, James Alan Campbell and Audrey Wolfe Campbell, all of Summerville, South Carolina, three sisters, Dolores Clift and Grace Miller both of Melbourne, Florida, Esther Stepahin of Spotsylvania, Virginia and thirteen nieces and nephews in Maryland, Virginia, Texas, New Jersey, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Massachusetts.
 
Ruth was pre-deceased by a brother, Donald Wolfe of Greenbelt, Maryland.
 
During their 48 year marriage, Ruth and Walt lived in Maryland, New Jersey, Connecticut and Illinois before retiring to both Easton and Oxford, Maryland with her husband in 1999.
 
Ruth was a avid animal lover. She will be greatly missed by both her loving Labrador Zoey and her grand-pups. Before raising her children, Ruth worked at the National Security Agency at Fort Meade, Maryland.
 
In addition to raising her family, Ruth taught Sunday school at her church and enjoyed golf, tennis and bridge in her spare time. She most enjoyed spending time with friends and family. She traveled extensively before retiring to Beaufort, South Carolina in 2012 to be closer to her daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren.
 
Services for family and friends will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Saint Mark's Lutheran Church in Wolfsville, Maryland with visitation beginning at 10 a.m., followed by a memorial service, internment and a reception beginning at 11 a.m.
 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in Ruth's name may be made to the Michael J. Fox foundation. https://www.michaeljfox.org/. The family would also like to extend a special thank you to the kind service of United Hospice of Beaufort, South Carolina.


Published in The Washington Post on Jan. 23, 2013
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