Ruth Bolles Pratt

September 3, 1936July 5, 2013

Ruth B. Pratt, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on July 5th, surrounded by her family after a yearlong battle with cancer, which she fought with bravery and grace.

She is survived by her husband, Phil; daughters, Linda Fisher (Mark) and Kerri Pratt (Randy); granddaughter, Corri Fisher; grandson, Brett Fisher; and her beloved Sheltie, Amber.

Ruth was born September 3, 1936 in Woonsocket, RI and grew up in Northern Rhode Island. She was selected prom queen at Burrillville High School, Class of 1954, where she was escorted by Phil, who became her husband of 58 years.

As a lover of travel, a member of the "The Hiker Chicks," an avid tennis player, plus a graduate of Rollins College at the age of 58, she led a happily active and well-rounded life, always in pursuit of self-betterment and adventure.

Ruth and Phil lived in Brevard for 34 years, but they were especially fond of their home away from home in Beech Mountain, North Carolina. Here, they enjoyed retirement together in the beautiful setting of the Appalachian Mountains, where they had a multitude of friends and were very active. Ruth loved the breath-taking views, the pristine mountain air and the serenity of the outdoors. It was her place of peace, and now forever will be; her ashes will be scattered over the mountain in August.

Services will be held on July 20th at 10:00 AM at Faith Viera Lutheran Church located at 5550 Faith Dr. Rockledge (off Viera Blvd).

In lieu of flowers, Ruth would be pleased with donations made to the Mid Florida Sheltie Rescue. Donations can be made to their web site through pay pal at or checks can be made to mid FL Sheltie and sent c/o Barbara Davis, 1480 Meadowbrook Rd., NE, Palm Bay, FL 32905.

Condolences for the family may be offered online at


  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 20, 2013

Ruth Bolles Pratt

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August 1, 2013

Dear Phil,
Bill and I are sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. I will always remember her on the Pines tennis courts.
We are thinking of you and your family.
Kathy and Bill Roffey

Cathy Harris

July 24, 2013

Uncle Phil, Linda, Kerri and family.
Auntie Ruth always held a special place in my heart. I am
deeply sadden to hear of her passing. She was a terrific
lady. My thoughts and prays are with all of you.

Margie Jett

July 19, 2013

It was a joy to be on the court with Ruth, she always had a smile and a good game. We all saddened at the loss of your loved one and our friend. missed her on the courts.

July 15, 2013

Dearest Phil, Kerri, Linda and families,
I am so grateful to have visited with Ruth before she was called Home. She remains a huge part of my childhood and I will always cherish my memories of her. I hear her voice, I feel her warmth. God is holding her close and she suffers no more. My prayers now are for peace in your hearts as you navigate through your grief. You are never alone. He is here, we are here.
God Bless. Love Pamela Wise (Ferguson) and family

July 12, 2013

Dear Mr. Pratt,
Greg and I want to let you know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs.
Dawn Hewitt

July 11, 2013

Phil and family
We were sad to hear of Ruth's passing. It was nice to care for her and talk with her and your family. Our thought's and prayers are with you at this difficult time
The Infusion Nurses

Cheryl Mall

July 10, 2013

I have such fond memories of Ruth. Ever since I was a little girl she always made me feel welcomed and loved. Her bright smile, her warm nature, her sweet spirit -- and her lasagna :) -- these are all things I will treasure in my heart when I remember her. I'm blessed to have known her while she was on this Earth. I am keeping all of you in my heart and prayers. With much love, Cheryl

Bob (Sandy) Washburn

July 10, 2013


Remembering joyful times past when we were neighbors in Rivers Edge. All the best to you and family.

July 10, 2013

Dear Phil & family, We were saddened to hear of Ruth's passing. She was a lady of grace and beauty and we will treasure our memories of her as we know you will. yours, Jan & Doyle Boren