Ruby Strout Howard, 92, died May 9, 2012 at an Ellsworth healthcare facility. She was born in Harrington, April 13, 1920 the daughter of Ansel and Viola (Kennedy) Strout.
Ruby attended school in Harrington and graduated from Harrington High School. She married Robert Howard, Sr and they raised four children. They farmed together and raised hens. Ruby also worked at a wreath factory and raked blueberries. She belonged to the Brooksville Snowmobile Club which she loved and usually was head of the pack.
She is survived by son, Alan Howard and wife Diantha of Grand Isle, VT; daughter, Jane Sawyer and partner Molly Boring of Harborside; special daughter-in-law, Sally Howard of Bucksport; ten grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Jeanette Wright of Ellsworth; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Robert; sons, Robert, Jr and Paul Howard; brothers, Derwood and Preston Strout; and sister, Virginia Kennedy
A graveside service will be held 11am, Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Evergreen Cemetery, Harborside with Rev. Sara H. Huisjen. Those who desire may make contributions in Ruby’s memory to Hancock County Homecare & Hospice, P.O. Box 156, Blue Hill, 04614.
Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 141 South St. Blue Hill
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