Ruth E. Reynolds, 89, passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at her home under the care of family and Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s.
A graveside service will be held in the Spring in Riverside Cemetery, Gouverneur with the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur.
Ruth was born in Gouverneur on July 28, 1929, the daughter of Everett and Bessie (Stone) Peck.
She graduated from Gouverneur High School and attended the Watertown School of Commerce.
Ruth married Welby N. Reynolds on June 16, 1951 in Gouverneur.
Her husband passed away just 6 weeks ago and now they are together again. Throughout their last years, Welby and Ruth were fortunate to have their daughter Susie and a special care giver Robyn, so they could remain at home.
Ruth was employed by Senator Paul Graves after graduation until her marriage, and the couple then purchased their farm just outside of Gouverneur on Old Route 58 North. She and Welby raised their family on the farm until it was sold to their son Matthew in 1987.
The couple enjoyed riding motorcycles and taking the family downhill skiing. Ruth also enjoyed riding her bicycle, running, gardening, and was known as an excellent seamstress and for quilt making.
Ruth enjoyed her grandchildren as they would congregate at the farm on weekends and have extended stays during the Summer months. She was a loving Mom and Grandmother, known for a great attitude, good hugs and a nurturing spirit. The grandkids might highlight the many trips to the Dollar Store with Grandma the red sports car.
She is survived by her six children Scott Reynolds of Gulfport, FL, Joel Welby and Kay Reynolds of Williston, VT, Susan Sorrell of Columbia, SC, Randy and Beth Reynolds of Sheldon, VT, Gregg and Nancy (Tovey) Reynolds of Williston, VT, Matthew Reynolds of Gouverneur, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ruth is also survived by her sister Marjorie Hughes of Brownville and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband, her parents, and her brothers Richard Peck and Kenley Peck.
Memorial donations in Ruth's memory are encouraged to Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley, 6805 US Hwy 11, Potsdam, NY 13676.