• Ruth L. Bowen
    December 31,2013

    Ruth L. Bowen

    Ruth L. Bowen

    NORTHFIELD — Ruth Leach Bowen, 87, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at the Gifford Medical Center in Randolph.

    She was born in Plainfield Jan. 4, 1926, the daughter of Walter and Bessie (Wild) Leach.

    She graduated from Spaulding High School in 1944.

    She had been married to George Bowen.

    Ruth had worked for the auditor of accounts for the state of Vermont as a payroll clerk for many years, the Rock of Ages capacitor plant, Reynolds and Son in South Barre, and later for Goddard College.

    Ruth enjoyed collecting porcelain dolls, cooking, doing craft work and was an accomplished artist and painter. Ruth’s paintings had been displayed in many art exhibits and galleries in central Vermont.

    She is survived by two children, Marcia Bowen Guidera, of Northfield, and Debbie Bowen Duggan (Richard), of Anderson, S.C.; two brothers, Rodney Leach (Barbara), of Barre, and Roderick Leach, of Plainfield; one granddaughter, Angela Beaudoin; two great-grandchildren, Morgan Mangun and Jacob; and several nieces and nephews.

    She is predeceased by two siblings, Rachel White and Robert Leach; one grandson, Jason Wright; and a sister-in-law, Joan Leach.

    In keeping with her directive, there are no calling hours. A graveside service will be conducted this spring in the Eaton Cemetery in Marshfield.

    Ruth’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Mayo Healthcare for the love and care given to her. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Mayo Healthcare Activity Fund, 71 Richardson St., Northfield, VT 05663. Kingston Funeral Home in Northfield assisted with the arrangements.

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