Ruth, aged 86, lived in Verwood for more than 40 years, and served her local community extensively, being on numerous committees and boards. She was a governor of Hillside First School, attending their 50th anniversary celebrations in November, and served on the local Youth Management Committee.
A former teacher, she took on the role of lecturer and later, professor at King Alfred’s College in Winchester. After retiring she became a councillor for Dorset County Council, serving on several committees. Ruth was also a district councillor for Verwood Ward from 1991-99, and involved with the Friends of St Leonards Hospital, the Street Wise charity and was a former director at the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance Charity.
Details of Ruth’s funeral have not yet been released.
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