Ruth A. (Gammon) Tucker

AUBURN – Ruth A. (Gammon) Tucker, 103, passed peacefully at the Odd Fellows & Rebekahs’ Home of Maine on January 5, 2020. She was born in Hartford, Maine on May 25, 1916, to (the late) James G. and Ida (Benson) Gammon. In later years, the family moved across the Nezinscot River to the Foggy Valley Farm in East Sumner. She attended grammar school in Hartford and graduated from Buckfield High School in 1935. On Jan. 15, 1939, she married (the late) Vivian (John) M. Tucker of Hartford, Maine. They had six children together and lived in East Sumner Village for many years. Later in life, she became a resident of Buckfield.

Ruth was helpful, kind, and patient. She enjoyed dancing, driving her convertibles, growing flowers, watching birds, loving her dogs and cats, owls, the moon, and wearing sporty hats and lovely dresses.

Survivors include her sisters, Virginia (Babe) Hanson and Beverly Bennett of Buckfield; her children, Pat Jacobs, Turner; Penny Hutchinson, Lewiston; Peter Tucker and wife, Laurie, Union, Conn.; Pam Bennett, Gorham; Perry Tucker, East Sumner; Paula (Polly) Sullivan and husband, Bill, Buckfield; her grandchildren, Darcy Croteau, Shane and Shawn Jacobs, Devin Hutchinson, Melanie Doucette, Marie Pedersen, Merritt Bennett, Darcy Cole, Erin Courtney, Billy Sullivan; her nine great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Ruth was predeceased by her sister, Eleanor Hanson and brothers, Merle, Israel “Bun”, and Harold Gammon. No formal service at her bequest. Graveside service in May. Date to be announced.

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