Ruth L. Davis
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WILMINGTON- Ruth L. Davis, 86, a resident of Wilmington, died on Thursday, March 9, at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. She was born in Marlboro, on January 20, 1931, the daughter of the late Bertram and Marion (Poole) Akley.

Mrs. Davis received her education in Wilmington schools, graduating from Wilmington High School. In her earlier years, she worked as a housekeeper for area inns and as a nurses aide at Vernon Green Nursing Home. She retired from Mount Snow where she worked in food preparation for many years. She enjoyed crocheting, reading, and working on jig saw puzzles. She enjoyed ceramic painting, listening to country music, traveling to Florida and the Maine coast, and was an avid NASCAR follower and a Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves baseball fan.

Mrs. Davis cherished times spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by son, Larry and his wife, Karen, of Wilmington; daughters, Carol Lewis and her husband Paul, of Wilmington, Wanda Davis, of West Wardsboro, and Karen Farquhar and her husband Douglas, of Brattleboro; sisters, Bertha Akley, of Brattleboro, and Mary Brown, of Readsboro; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and her beloved dog Benny. Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her husband Gene C. Davis, December 11, 2015.

Funeral services for Mrs. Davis were held Thursday, March 16, at Covey, Allen & Shea Funeral Home, 44 East Main Street, followed by burial in Riverview Cemetery.

If friends desire memorial gifts may be made to the Windham County Humane Society or the Deerfield Valley Rescue Squad, c/o Covey, Allen & Shea Funeral Home, PO Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363. To send the family personal email condolences visit

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