EAST WALLINGFORD óRuth Bixby, 92, a life-long resident of East Wallingford, died November 12, 2013, at the Rutland Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
She was born September 1, 1921, in Rutland, the daughter of Maurice and Vera Hawkins.
Mrs. Bixby loved God and the Bible, and was a member of the East Wallingford Baptist Church. Her strong faith passed through to her family, with her son and three of her grandsons becoming church pastors.
She was a devoted wife and mother, and enjoyed helping her husband on their farm. She loved being outdoors, gardening, reading and caring for her pets.
Survivors include her daughter, Elaine Miner and her husband, Tom of East Wallingford; a son, Dr. Howard Bixby and his wife, Carol Ann of Fleetville, PA; a sister, Annice Perry of Wells; a brother, Lester Hawkins of North Clarendon; six grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Howard Bixby in 2005; and by four brothers, Maurice Hawkins, Kenneth Hawkins, Vern Hawkins and Edgar Hawkins,
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 16, 2013, at the East Wallingford Baptist Church. Friends may call on Saturday, November 16, from 12 noon until the time of the service at the church.
Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery.
Arrangements are by the Aldous Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the East Wallingford Baptist Church, P.O. Box 161, East Wallingford, VT 05742.