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Ruth E Barker

11 April, 192824 September, 2020

Auburn - Ruth Barker, 92, of Western Promenade, passed away Thursday, September 24th, after a period of declining health. She was born on April 11th, 1928, in Auburn and lived there her entire life. Her parents were Edith (Norton) and Willis Annis. She graduated from Edward Little High School in 1945. On August 27th, 1949, Ruth married Edward Barker of New Vineyard, Maine, and they were one day short of celebrating their 68th anniversary when he passed away. She was secretary of the United Methodist Church for 23 years and was a lifetime member of that church. Family camping, especially at Sebago Lake State Park, was one of her greatest joys. Many wonderful memories centered around times spent there with their daughter and her husband and then with her three grandchildren. Ruth and Eddie were members of the Minot Moonshiners Snowmobile Club. She was a talented seamstress, sewing everything from her daughter’s clothes to slipcovers to boat covers. Her house was decorated with her many intricate counted cross-stitch pictures (and, of course, her extensive bell collection). She enjoyed crocheting cozy afghans for family members, even her three great-granddaughters. After Eddie passed, her daughter encouraged her to make dresses for girls in developing countries. Ruth created almost 300 dresses for Dress A Girl Around the World. She was predeceased by her parents, Willis and Edith Annis, husband, Edward Barker, and her sisters, Claire Pierce and Dorothy Andrews. She is survived by her daughter and her husband, Linda and Eric Logan of Sanford, Maine, her granddaughter, Melissa Logan and her fiancé, Bob Verow of Turner, Maine, her grandson, Derek Logan and his wife Karen and their three daughters, Shiloh, Willa and Milou of Portland, Maine, and her granddaughter, Amanda Logan of Cape Neddick, Maine, and her partner, Matt Brillon of Wells, Maine. In acknowledgement of health concerns presented by the pandemic, there will be a private burial. For those who would like to honor Ruth’s life, please have a glass of iced tea, gaze at a lovely flower garden and think of some happy times spent with her. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her name to: Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice 15 Strawberry Ave. Lewiston, Maine 04240 or The Dempsey Center 29 Lowell St. Lewiston, Maine 04240

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Melissa Logan

2 October 2020

Gram wasn't just my grandmother, she was my best friend. She was the one I went to after a bad day and the first one I went to with good news. She was my rock, my bright beacon of hope and my moral compass. We watched every Patriots game together, baked together, pickled together, and spent hours together every day. Bob and I moved in 11 years ago, without hesitation when she needed help with Gramp, not out of obligation, but out of pure love. Her smile could light a room and her mere presence could bring calm. Her absence leaves a gaping hole in my heart and my life. Today we say goodbye... and I'm not ready.

Michael Charest

1 October 2020

I use to walk my two dogs every day by Ruth's home since I live in the neighborhood. We always had wonderful conversations. She was always so sweet and I always left with a smile on my face thinking what a great lady . Also enjoyed their beautiful flowers and all the tubs of vegetables they had planted. I miss seeing her on the front porch. God Bless you Dear Friend I will see you again soon.

Sharon Pulkkinen

28 September 2020

So many memories of Aunt Ruth. She has been part of my life from day 1. From coloring Easter eggs in her kitchen, to days spent at their campsite at Sebago, to watching the three sisters in Grammie's kitchen preparing Thanksgiving and good naturedly fighting over the turkey skin, to the cookies she made everyone for Christmas, to the shower she gave for me, to her being in charge of my wedding cake at the reception, to....too many memories to list. Grammie has all her girls now and Aunt Ruth is out of pain. Much love to Linda ❤️ and her family.

Sharon mcgilvery

28 September 2020

My sympathy to all of you. I had the pleasure to know and work with Ruth at the United Methodist Church of Auburn. She was a great person to know.
Having grown up in that church I also knew Edith.

Sharon McGilvery

Jill Doiron

28 September 2020

I always remember her huge smile and how warm and sincere she always was! And what a great daughter she was a part of bringing up. I am sure I will see you again some day...

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