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PAWTUCKET - Ruth E. (Neunes) Stockman, 87, passed away on Thursday, April 26, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Karl E. Stockman for 56 years.
Born in Thuringia, Germany on February 2, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Paul E. and Minna (Graness) Neunes. Ruth was a World War II US Army Air Force veteran, serving the Strategic Air Command at Bolling Field, D.C. Ruth attended Ohio State University studying Horticulture.
An avid gardener, she also loved spending time outdoors, especially camping in New Hampshire with her family and friends. Ruth enjoyed all kinds of folk art handcrafts and was in several craft guilds in southeastern New England. She was a member of the League of Woman Voters, a trustee of the Epworth United Methodist Church, Pawtucket and den mother extraordinaire. Ruth was also involved in the Pawtucket School System Polio Vaccine Program of 1954.
She leaves two sons; Peter Stockman and his wife, Becky Bicknell of Newport and Paul Stockman of Warwick; a daughter, Leslie Hall and her husband, Tom of Rochester, MN; three grandchildren; Lauren J. Stockman and her husband, Jason Vargo of Atlanta, GA, Susan E. Stockman of New York City, NY, and Ditte R. Stockman of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and one great-grandson, Benton G. Vargo.
A Memorial Service will be celebrated on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 1 p.m. in the Historic Swan Point Chapel, 585 Blackstone Boulevard, Providence. Military Honors will follow. In lieu of flowers, gifts in Ruth's memory may be made to the Pawtucket Soup Kitchen, 195 Walcott St., Pawtucket, RI 02860. Arrangements are entrusted to WILLIAM W. TRIPP Funeral Home. For online condolences visit:
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