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Carolyn Dorothea Ruth

Carolyn Dorothea Ruth

May 16, 1922 - Jul 22, 2021

Carolyn Dorothea Ruth

Carolyn Dorothea Ruth

May 16, 1922 - Jul 22, 2021

Carolyn Dorothea Ruth - Obituary


arolyn Dorothea Ruth passed away peacefully into God's loving arms on July 22, 2021 at Regency Park Assisted Living in Gambrills. She was born in Baltimore, MD on May 16, 1922. She grew up in the Highlandtown area of Baltimore and graduated from Patterson Park High School in 1940. On September 12, 1942, she married the love of her life, Bernie Ruth. Their marriage lasted 62 years until Bernie's death in 2004. On December 1, 1944, she became a full time mother to her only child, Carole Ann. When Carole Ann was in seventh grade, Carolyn began working for Republic Insurance Company in downtown Baltimore. Carolyn was a devout Lutheran. She attended Augusta Lutheran Church in Baltimore City where she was an auxiliary member and taught Vacation Bible School for many years. After moving to Perry Hall, she became a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. She was also a Girl Scout Leader at her daughter's Catholic elementary school, where she organized and ran the cookie drive each year. Carolyn and Bernie enjoyed many activities together. They belonged to bowling teams at Perry Hall Bowling Alley. They were members of Vingt-Neuf Bowmen and competed in archery tournaments around the state. They were square dancers with the Cloverleaf Squares, where they also did round dancing and line dancing. During their retirement years, Carolyn and Bernie loved to travel. There were trips to Spain, Hawaii, Canada, and Mexico. They also enjoyed cruises, but two of their favorite places were Gatlinburg in the Smoky Mountains and Myrtle Beach, SC. Carolyn was an avid reader. She especially loved a good mystery. She volunteered in the library at Oakcrest Village, where she moved to in 2006. While there, she enjoyed playing bingo and pinochle, and having dinner with her many friends. Carolyn loved spending time with family and friends. She doted on her two Cocker Spaniel Granddogs, Dodger, who passed away in 2005, and Pippin who at 14 is still hanging in there. She enjoyed her steamed crabs and beer and was always up for a fun poker game or a trip to the casino. Carolyn is survived by her daughter, Carole Ann Page; her nieces, Peg Barney, Dorothy Robinson, Cathy Moore, Janet Tatum and Nancy Bailey and her husband, Herb; her nephews, Bob Armacost and his wife, Julia, Jim Armacost and his wife, Doris, Danny Ruth and his wife, Sue, and by her cousin, Charlie Yaeger and his wife, Brenda. Relatives and friends may call on Wednesday, July 28 from 10:30 to11:30 AM, with her funeral service beginning at 11:30 am, at Kalas Funeral Home and Crematory, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD. Interment will follow at Moreland Memorial Park Cemetery in Parkville, MD. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 90 Ritchie Hwy., Pasadena, MD 21122 or The Senior Dog Sanctuary, 8336 W B & A Rd., ​Severn, MD 21144 Condolences may be made by using the tab on this page.

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