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BELFAST – Ruth B. Woodward, 84, passed away Feb. 13, 2010, in Belfast. She was born Feb. 19, 1925, in Belfast, the daughter of Ernest and Agnes (Blanchard) Burton. Ruth graduated from Crosby High School, Belfast, and resided in that city her entire life. She lived at her Lincolnville Avenue home for 65 years. She worked side-by-side with her husband on several farming operations, including hatching egg production and blueberry harvesting. She enjoyed working as a Ward 3 election warden for the city of Belfast. Ruth was a member and former treasurer of Belfast Garden Club, and a member and former treasurer of Penobscot Expedition Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution. She was an active member of First Church of Belfast, and a member of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants. She was predeceased by her husband of 46 years, Lee Woodward Sr. She is survived by two daughters, Yvonne Davis and her husband, James, of Stockton Springs and Tonne Woodward of Belfast; two sons, Lee Woodward Jr. and his wife, Lorna, of Belfast and Ernest Woodward and his wife, Natalie, of Stockton Springs. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Lauren, Lindsay, Alex and Makenna. Family and friends are invited to call 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Church of Belfast with the Rev. Kate Winters and Joel Krueger officiating. Spring burial will be at Grove Cemetery, Belfast. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her honor to First Church of Belfast, 8 Court St., Belfast, ME 04915 or Waldo County General Hospital, P.O. Box 287, Belfast, ME 04915. Online condolences may be offered to the family at

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