PLYMOUTH – Ruth C. Bickford 101, died May 8, 2014 at a Pittsfield health care facility following a long illness. Ruth was born in Plymouth, Jan. 29, 1913, the daughter of Herbert E and Elsie Mae (Eaton) Clark.
She attended Plymouth Schools and was a graduate of Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield. Ruth married Carl Bickford in Bangor, Aug 4, 1934. He predeceased her April 19, 2003. They were married for 69 years. Ruth was employed as a bookkeeper for five years in Boston. She and Carl returned to Plymouth and she went to work at Pittsfield Woolen Mill where she worked for over 40 years. On March 22, 2014 Ruth received the Boston Post Gold Headed Cane as the oldest citizen of Plymouth, an honor she was very proud of. She was a very talented artist and was recognized as a “Maine Artist.” She was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star of Plymouth, member of the Newport Business and Professional Women’s Club, and a former member of Penquis Rock and Mineral Club of Dover-Foxcroft.
Ruth was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Carl and by her brother, Dwight Clark. She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 1 p.m. Monday, May 12, 2014 until service time at 2 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center, 34 High St., Newport. Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with Rev. Ellen Bridge officiating. Burial will follow at the family lot, Sawyer Cemetery, Plymouth. In lieu of flowers, friends may make memorial donations to the Bangor Human Society, 693 Mt. Hope Ave., Bangor, ME 04401. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center Newport. To sign an online guest book and leave written condolences please visit: www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com.