Ruby Craig Wilson

Posted Dec. 13, 2012, at 7:57 p.m.

SAN ANTONIO, Fla. – Ruby Craig Wilson, 90, formerly of Manchester, died peacefully Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at home after a short illness. She was born Oct. 23, 1922, in Hartland, New Brunswick, to Kathleen R. Clark and Andrew C. Craig.

She was raised in Fort Fairfield and graduated from high school in 1941. On July 1, 1944, she married Lt. Col. Frederick Leighton Wilson, U.S. Air Force, retired, of Portsmouth, N.H., who predeceased her in 1986. Ruby was a naturalized U.S. citizen. Ruby was an avid golfer as a past member of Aroostook Valley Country Club, Fort Fairfield, and Augusta Country Club, Manchester, for several decades. She was a master level bridge player and very active in women’s groups wherever Fred was stationed throughout the U.S. and Germany.

Surviving are two siblings, Phil Craig of Idaho and Avis Parris of Missouri; two daughters, Kathryn W. Torres and Jose of Cataula, Ga., and Laurie Wills and Donald of San Antonio, Fla.; grandsons, Frederick L.W. Sneddon and Michele of Montgomery, Ala., Christian R.A. Wilson and Susan of Stevensville, Md., and Seth A. Wills ad Jessica of Rome, Maine; granddaughter, Amy W. Morang and Jonathan of Epping, N.H.; 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by seven siblings.

Burial will be held in summer 2013 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Eliot. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Ruby’s memory to your local hospice organization.

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