Age: 92 • Shelburne
Ruth Morrow passed away on May 21, 2016.
She was a lifelong resident of Shelburne. Born in Burlington on November 22, 1923 to Leo and Cornelia Irish. She attended both the Old and the New Palmer Schools, and Shelburne High School. She joined the WAVES during WWII, then bookkeeper for Shelburne Co-operative Creamery, marrying Rufus Morrow in 1947. She was treasurer of Chittenden South School District until her retirement. Ruth was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, and to name a few, The Green Mountain Doll Club, The DAR, The General Society of Mayflower Descendants. She also was very active in Shelburne, serving as Auditor, Ballot Clerk, on the Cemetery Commission.
She was predeceased by her husband, Rufus Morrow, in 1998, and a daughter, Christine Giard, in 1991. Ruth is survived by a brother, Wilmot Irish of Shelburne, her sons Fred Morrow and his wife Dee of Addison, and Stuart Morrow of Shelburne, grandchildren James Morrow of Monkton, Julie Bushnell of Hyde Park, Kate Morrow and her husband Bo Curtis of Cambridge, Tyler Morrow of Somerville, Mass., great-grandchildren Casey Morrow and his wife Haley Morrow of Bristol, Chelsea Bushnell, Christopher Bushnell, and Callie Bushnell of Hyde Park, and great-great-grandson Ezra Morrow of Bristol.
There will be a graveside service at the Shelburne Cemetery on Thursday at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, contributions could be sent to The American Diabetes Association in her name. Arrangements are being handled by Stephen C. Gregory and Son Cremation Service, 472 Meadowland Dr., Ste. 7, South Burlington, VT 05403 Tel: (802) 985-3523.
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