Ruth Marilyn Smith
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Derry, NH - Ruth Marilyn Smith, 94, of Derry, NH, passed away Sunday, December 29, 2019, in the Wentworth Douglass Hospital, Dover, NH.
She was born in Somerville, MA on January 16, 1925, a daughter of the late Robert and Mildred (Johnson) Farrell. Ruth was a Charter member of the Windites of Windham, NH, established in 1948.
She is survived by her daughter, Debra A. Ladieu and her husband Col. John Ladieu of Newport News, Va.; two sons, Paul R. Smith Jr. and his wife Jennifer of Hubbardston, and Dale C. Smith and his wife Sharon of Rochester, NH; four grandchildren, Amy Campbell, Sarah Ladieu-Ratti, Andrea Gagne, and Christopher Smith; three great-grandchildren; as well as a niece, nephew, and cousins. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 65 years, Col. Paul Richard Smith in 2011, and her sister, Mildred E. Farrell in 2008.
A Calling hour were held on Saturday, January 4, 2020 from 3 to 4 p.m. with a service at 4 p.m. in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch Street, Derry. The burial will be in the spring at Cemetery on the Hill, Range Rd., Windham, NH. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity on one's choice in lieu of flowers. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit,
Published on January 9, 2020


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