1925 – 2014

NORWAY — Ruth Haynes Chute, died on Saturday, Jan. 4, after a short illness and after waiting to see all her children and grandchildren from around the world.

She was born on her Uncle Albert’s birthday, Nov. 9, 1925, in South Waterford, the daughter of Harry and Carrie Hamlin Haynes. She graduated from Bridgton Academy in 1943 and from the University of Maine in 1947 with a degree in home economics.

During the wildfires of 1947, she married her high school sweetheart, Glenn Chute. Together with her family, they built a campground at Keoka Beach in South Waterford. Ruth also assisted her husband in managing the camping at Fryeburg Fair for many years. They wintered in Apache Junction, Ariz., where she loved playing the piano for programs and making afghans for everyone.

Ruth was pianist at Bear Mt. Grange 62, where she had been a member for more than 70 years. She also belonged to Pomona, State and National Grange, North American Family Campers Association, Pine Tree Chapter and White Mt. Sams.

Ruth is survived by her loving husband; and three children, Nancy Marcotte of South Paris, Linda Davis (Keith) of Sylmar, Calif., and Alan Chute (Laurie) of Gilbert, Ariz., and Ayr, Scotland. She leaves six grandchildren, Tracy Orlando (Ryan) of Fryeburg, Thomas Marcotte (Stephanie) of Farmington, Nathan Davis (Meghan) of Auburn, Erin Phillips (Dan) and Meghan Chute of Tucson, Ariz., and Hannah Chute of Gilbert, Ariz., and Corvallis, Ore. Great-grandchildren include, Devin and Cailyn Ludwig, Ben and Tessa Marcotte, Owen, Olivia and Jake Orlando. She also leaves nephews, nieces and cousins.

Ruth was predeceased by siblings, William Haynes and Mildred Haynes Noyes.

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

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