1929 – 2013

LEWISTON — Ruth A. Dunn, 84, of Leeds, died Friday, Oct. 18, at Central Maine Medical Center.

She was born in Cambridge, Mass., on Jan. 11, 1929, the daughter of Allison H. and Florence May Sheppard Jones. She graduated from Cambridge Latin High School and married Charles W. Dunn in 1949. She had been a homemaker all of her life. She was employed for a time at Decoster Egg Hatchery and many years at Leeds Center Variety.

Ruth was a New England sports fan. She loved to cook and take care of her family; she always had a story about them. She enjoyed feeding and watching birds.

She is survived by a daughter, Charlene Burgess and her fiancé, Phil Prideaux, of Turner; two grandchildren, Melissa Rowe and her partner, Roger Varney, of Buckfield and Dwayne Matthew Burgess and his partner, Jeremy Grant, of Sun Valley, Calif.; three great-grandchildren, Chase Rowe, Braxton Rowe and Abriella Varney; and a sister, Dorothy Forrest.

She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years; a son, Michael Dunn; a grandson, Eric Dawes; a son-in-law, Dwayne Burgess; and two brothers and three sisters.

Online condolences may be shared with her family at www.chandlerfunerals.com.

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