Ruth Montgomery, 91, voracious reader, volunteer, loved travel, hiking, sailing, concerts

Ruth Richardson Montgomery of Carleton-Willard Village in Bedford, Massachusetts, died September 28 after a short illness. She was 91 years old.

Ruth Montgomery obituary

Ruth Montgomery, 91, died on September 28.

A graduate of Adelphi Academy (1948) and Mount Holyoke College (1952), Ruth and her ex-husband, Robert, and their children lived in Nassau, Bahamas, from 1955 to 1964, in New Canaan from 1964 to 1975, and in Houston from 1975 to 1982.

Thereafter, she lived in Darien with her late husband Sigmund John Montgomery, who predeceased her in 2017. In 2020, she moved to Massachusetts.

Ruth devoted her life, abundant love and tremendous energy to her family, her many friends, her Christian faith and volunteer service in her home communities. She was a voracious and always adventurous reader, loving travel, hiking, sailing, theater and concerts.

In recent years, she enjoyed the company of visiting grandchildren and great-grandchildren, with whom she enjoyed reading together and playing lively board games, word games like Scrabble, and charades.

She is survived by her children: Charles Richardson Skeele (Jennifer), Harrison Fowler Skeele (Virginia), Sarah Hayden Post and her stepdaughter, Cynthia Kowalski (Ronald); his sister, Alice Hayward Forker of Columbia, Missouri; his seven grandchildren and his five step-grandchildren, his four great-grandchildren and his five step-great-grandchildren.

Ruth’s special legacy was her ability to leave everyone she met and knew, for a long or short time, feeling especially special, appreciated and cared for. With that in mind, her family asks that instead of flowers or special contributions to worthy causes, you greet your neighbors with a smile and ask how they are, and think of Ruth and the love she brought. to every neighborhood where she lived.

For those who are particularly interested in making a contribution, Ruth’s family specially recommends Darien Emergency Medical Services – Ext 53PO Box 2066, Darien, CT 06820.

On October 2, 2021, a brief funeral service was held at Lakeview Cemetery in New Canaan, followed by a memorial service.

an obituary of Bedford Funeral Home, where online condolences can be submitted

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