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Ruth (Sawyer) Earthrowl

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Ruth (Sawyer) Earthrowl of Newton Centre and North Hampton NH, passed away on Aug 8, 2017. She was 91.
Ruth was born in Boston and graduated high school in Worcester and went on to Memorial Hospital Nursing School becoming a Registered Nurse in 1948 and later received a BA from Wellesley College in 1983. She also operated Ruth Earthrowl Real Estate in Newton and the Play and Learn Preschool. She was a longtime active member of the Newton Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, a member of the Rye Beach Little Boars Head Garden Club, Past President of the Massachusetts Medical Society Charles River District Alliance (Auxiliary) and an animal lover.
Ruth was the beloved wife of the late Francis H. Earthrowl, Jr. M.D., the loving mother of Anne Earthrowl of Needham, Francis H, III and his wife Lory of Lempster NH, Pamela Kazes and her husband Mark of Bradford, Jonathan and his wife Debbie of Salem NY, Elizabeth Carlson and her husband Richard of Manchester NH, Richard and his wife Ann of Needham and Frederick and his wife Jennifer of Newton and sister of the late David Sawyer and his surviving wife Nancy Sawyer, 13 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. also survived by her cousin Nancy Johnson
Visiting hours will be in the Eaton & Mackay Funeral Home 465 Centre St Newton Corner on Fri 4-7 PM, graveside services will be at Newton Cemetery 791 Walnut St Newton Centre on Sat Aug 12 at 11 AM and a Memorial Talk at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses 1672 Washington St West Newton Sat at 1 PM. Relatives and friends are kindly invited.