Ruth E. Doctor
EAST PROVIDENCE - Ruth E. (Clarkson) Doctor, 92, of Newman Avenue, Rumford and formerly of Pawtucket died Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Pawtucket. She was the wife of the late Edmond H. Doctor.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Charles and Blanche (McKeon) Clarkson, she had lived in Pawtucket for most of her life before moving to Rumford 11 years ago.
Mrs. Doctor was the owner of a ceramic studio before retiring. She had previously worked in a drug store.
She was a member of the former Pawtucket Congregational Church, Pawtucket.
She is survived by three daughters, Judith Westgate and her husband, Vance of Pawtucket, Jeanne Beach, and Jane Bumpus of Plymouth, MA; one brother, Robert Clarkson of Coventry; seven grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.
Her funeral and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mrs. Doctor's memory to Mount St. Rita's Health Centre, 15 Sumner Brown Road, Cumberland, RI 02864 would be appreciated. For Guest Book, please visit
Arrangements by BELLOWS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 160 River Road, Lincoln.