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WINDHAM, NH - Ruth A. Honnors, 92, formerly of Derry, N.H., passed away peacefully on Thursday February 22, 2018, in the Grace House of Windham. She was born in Boston, Mass., on August 29, 1925, and was raised by her mother Claire Honnors. She spent most of her career working as a nurse, including Raytheon, from 1967 until retirement in 1987. She worked in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, for many years, and was known as "Aunt Ruth" to most everyone. Ruth traveled extensively around the world. She was an avid golfer and tennis player. She was passionate about giving back to society, and was a volunteer for many organizations including the American Red Cross. She was a member of the First Parish Church, where she enjoyed volunteering alongside her many friends.
She is survived by four nephews, Glen Grubbs, and his wife, Debra, of Salem, N.H., William Grubbs, and his partner, Richard Bergstrom, of Brookline, Mass., Wynn Grubbs, and his wife, Susan, of Seabrook, N.H., and Todd Grubbs, and his wife, Susan, of Windham; four nieces, Leni Grubbs Squires, of Manchester, N.H., Lugene Grubbs Pitman, of Waterbury, Vt., Laurie Grubbs Stone, of Seabrook, and Lee Grubbs Burke, of Salem; 15 great-nieces and nephews; 12 great-great-nieces and great-nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Jean Louise (Honnors) Fittin, in 1999.
Following cremation, a memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. in the First Parish Church, 47 E. Derry Rd, E. Derry. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Red Cross, PO Box 37839, Boone, IA 50037-0839, or the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011. The Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch St., Derry, is assisting the family with arrangements. To send a condolence, or for more information, please visit, www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.
Published on February 27, 2018
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