Ruth (Dolan) Barrows
Ruth (Dolan) Barrows, 93, a lifelong resident of Hovey Street,
Ipswich, passed away July 23, 2013, at the Ledgewood Nursing Center
in Beverly, following a reoccurring period of illness.
Born in Ipswich, April 13, 1920, she was the daughter of the late
Harry and Ruth (Dodge) Dolan and was a 1937 graduate of the former
Manning High School.
Ruth was married to the love of her life the late Raymond S. Barrows
for 64 years. She and Raymond enjoyed a very fulfilling life
together raising a family and eventually enjoying their
For many years, Ruth assisted her sister Majorie Dolan who owned and
operated the Small Fry Nursery School. Ruth provided the
transportation for Ms. Dolanís students and performed various other
duties for the Kindergarten.
addition to being a homemaker and raising her family,
Ruth had several interests including, sewing, knitting, traveling,
riding her bicycle, boating and spending time at her lakeside
cottage in Meredith, NH. Ruth was also an active member in the
Ipswich Womanís Club and United Methodist Church Womanís Group.
Ruth volunteered several years for the
Cable Memorial Hospital
auxiliary working in the hospital gift shop.
She is survived by her son, David Barrows of Tampa, FL and two
daughters, Cynde Leshin of Sedona, AZ, and Marjorie Barrows of
Phoenix, AZ.; her granddaughter, Lisa Barrows of Tampa, FL.; and
three grandsons, Todd Haughton, Jesse Gaudette and Benjamin Gaudette,
all of Phoenix, AZ. In addition to her husband she was predeceased
by her sister Majorie Dolan and brother Edward Dolan who was a
casualty of World War II.
remembrance of life will be held privately by the family at a future
the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.