Mrs. Ruth D M Hedman Brown

July 5, 1923September 2, 2010

Arrangements under the direction of Deware Funeral Home, Quincy, MA.

BROWN, Ruth D M (Hedman), 87, a former resident of Quincy, MA, passed away Thursday September 2, 2010. She was the beloved wife of the late Kenneth M. Brown. Loving mother to Rev. Dr. Kenneth R. Brown and his wife Thompson of AZ., Ruth E. Tucker and her husband John of OR, Robert E. Brown and his wife Barbara of Marshfield, Kevin M. Brown and his wife Chi of , Karen M. St. Clair and her husband Glenn of New Boston, NH, Roy E. Brown and his wife Rheda of WY. Dear sister of Eva Mae Olson of FL. Devoted grandmother of Sara Brown of CA, Jeremy and Christopher Tucker both of OR, Cheryl Berber of WA, Nicole Brown of Pembroke, David and Roy Brown both of OR, Rebekah Ratliff of MI, Glenn Hall of Weymouth, C.J. and Colleen Hall both of Weymouth. Great grandmother of Luke Rigdon, Quinn Rigdon, Peyton Berber, Ava Hall and Isabella Ratliff.

Born in Quincy, she was a long time resident of Quincy, before moving to Weymouth. Ruth was a charter member of Troop 3 the First Local Senior Girl Scout Troop in the area. She served as secretary of the New England Baptist Conference for many years. Past Pres. of the Central Baptist Church women’s group, Founder of GMG, served as church clerk for many years, chairman of the CE board and a member the church choir.

A member of Quincy High School Class of 1942. Ruth worked as a buyer’s secretary for Stop and Shop for many years, retiring in 1988.

A Funeral Service will be held in the Deware Funeral Home at 576 Hancock Street, Quincy, on Friday September 10, 2010 at 11:00 AM. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472 Phone 617-868-6718. For directions or to leave condolences please visit


  • Funeral Service Friday, September 10, 2010
  • Visitation Thursday, September 9, 2010
  • Burial Friday, September 10, 2010

Mrs. Ruth D M Hedman Brown

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Eddie McKissick

September 28, 2010


My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family brother.

Eddie McKissick

September 26, 2010

Ruth and Ken were "adopted Grandparents" to our children. They always treated us like family. They were such fine Christian people and we treasure their years of friendship. Ruth always spoke so highly of all of her children and grandchildren. We are sorry for your loss. Carl and Sheryl Rische (Oak Harbor, WA)

Brian Lakes

September 13, 2010


Our thought and prayers are with you and your family,

Susan and Brian

Mary Droege and family

September 10, 2010

Mrs. Brown will be truly missed. I have known her for 40 years. I grew up with her children living in the house next door. Eventually I got married and moved to California. Each year I would return to the east coast to visit my family and always looked forward to our visit. It took me four years living in England to appreciate a good cup of tea. She made the best cup of tea this side of the Atlantic Ocean. I spent hours visiting and chatting with her; drinking her delicious tea. Her children were her greatest joy and were very dear to her heart. She spoke of them highly and very proud of each one, going through the order, and continued with the grandchildren. I am truly blessed to have known her. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you and may you each cherish the precious memories.

September 10, 2010

I am really sorry for your loss. My late Mother enjoyed talking to Ruthie on the phone. She will be missed.
Marge Barrett

Linda White

September 10, 2010

Grandma Brown was a gracious lady who opened her home willingly to all. I remember sitting in her backyard w/ Karen while our children played. In later years, she always offered me a cup of tea while we chatted. Her family is a living testimony to her.

Charlotte Brunet

September 9, 2010

Ruthie, My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family and for your Mom. Bless you, Charlotte

kari hicks

September 9, 2010

to my "big sister" Karen, her children-all of whom I love dearly--your mom/ grandma was quite a woman--even when she got sick--One of the last times I went and sat with her, I played "guess this hymn" on the organ--and she knew every one of them. I am sad for you all, but I am happy that she is now with the Lord and living out those very hymns....and I'll never forget how her face lit up at the sight of her lovely great grandbabies. I hope that you and all of your family--brothers and sisters, aunts, uncles, etc...know that we care and we ask for Gods peace on you all at this time.

Mark Johnson

September 8, 2010

Roy, my sympathy to you and your family regarding the loss of your mother. Y'all are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care, Mark

Ellen-Carin Piaskoski

September 8, 2010

Ruth, May the prayers of friends & loved ones bring comfort & strength to you all. I am so sorry for your loss.