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Ruth Alice Ryder Malcolm

Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 4 Nov 2012 (aged 74)
South Paris, Oxford County, Maine, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 100496171 · View Source
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-Ruth A. Malcolm, 74, of Mechanic Falls died peacefully Sunday, November 4 surrounded by her family. She was born to Carl and Anne Robert Ryder on August 9, 1938 in Somerville, MA. where she was educated, employed in the banking system, and eventually met her future husband Robert J. Malcolm through the Universalist Church. They were married on September 9, 1961 and wasted no time starting a family of their own. Her lifelong love of music, athletics, cooking, and travel were surpassed only by her love of family, friends, and her extraordinary faith. Ruth's strength and courage left a lasting impression on all who knew her. She was a member of the First Congregational Church in Mechanic Falls where she sang in the choir and a member of Colfax Rebekah Lodge #27 in Mechanic Falls. She enjoyed water aerobics, spending time with family at Small Point, playing guitar and singing with her musically inclined family. She was her grandchildrens' biggest fan as she would travel to see their games, and concerts. She never turned down an opportunity to help someone in need or a chance to get together with friends. Ruth loved being surrounded by her family and many dear friends. Ruth is survived by her husband Robert of Mechanic Falls, their five children – Bruce and wife Ruth, Roger and wife Laurie, Scott, Sonya and husband Mark, and David; nine grandchildren – Ryan, Matt, Jordan, Saird, Currenn, Colby, Carston, Garrick and Tavon; three great grandchildren, Neila, Lila and Isabella; two brothers, Wilson Ryder of Somerville, Ma.; Paul Ryder and wife Sue of Saco; sisters-in-law; Janet Buck and husband Bob of Brunswick, Marion Malcolm of Gardiner, and Virginia Kane and husband Theodore of Wiscassett; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; a sister, Jeannette; a brother, George; and a granddaughter, Annika. The family wishes to thank all the wonderful caregivers from Beacon Hospice and Market Square Health Care Center for their compassionate care of our beloved Ruth.

(Obtained from Chandler Funeral Home)


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