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Ruth Evelyn Friend
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In memory of
Ruth Evelyn Friend
Ruth E. Friend, 68, passed away on June 20, 2019 at St. Teresaʼs Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Manchester, N.H. She was a resident of Lebanon, NH. Ruth was raised in Hudson on the family dairy farm. She was active in 4-H, and high school chorus and band. She continued her study of music at Plymouth State College. Before graduating, she moved to Colorado to marry William N. Friend. New England beckoned her back, and she moved to northern New Hampshire after a few years. Dartmouth College was her employer for many years. She worked for several different departments, ending her career at the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies as an Admissions Assistant. Wherever she worked, Ruth organized and sang in choral groups. She was often a soloist in church choirs, including the First Congregational Church in Lebanon. Her hobbies included travel - to the British Isles and all around the US. She frequently vacationed at the coast of Maine. She loved to hike, especially at Acadia National Park, and on Monhegan Island. Ruth was proud of her Scottish ancestry, attending Highland Games for several years. She was equally interested in her German roots, singing in the choirs at Waldoboro Old German Church annual service. She also was part of the pick-up choir at the United Christian Church in Lincolnville Center, ME, where she organized and conducted the “Cousinsʼ Choir”, consisting of her siblings and Eugley cousins. Wherever she was, Ruth brought music and singing. We will miss her humor and her independence. Many thanks to the kind and compassionate staffs at Concord Regional VNA Hospice House and St. Teresaʼs. Ruth was the daughter of the late Louise (Eugley) and Leslie Shunaman of Hudson NH. She is survived by her longtime companion Michael Trimpi, her brother Charles Shunaman and his wife Linda, and her sister Frances Emery and her husband Paul.
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Lebanon, NH 03766
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In memory of
Ruth Evelyn Friend
Ruth E. Friend, 68, passed away on June 20, 2019 at St. Teresaʼs Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Manchester, N.H. She was a resident of Lebanon, NH. Ruth was raised in Hudson on the family dairy farm. She was active in 4-H, and high school chorus and band. She continued her study of music at Plymouth State College. Before graduating, she moved to Colorado to marry William N. Friend. New England beckoned her back, and she moved to northern New Hampshire after a few years. Dartmouth College was her employer for many years. She worked for several different departments, ending her career at the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies as an Admissions Assistant. Wherever she worked, Ruth organized and sang in choral groups. She was often a soloist in church choirs, including the First Congregational Church in Lebanon. Her hobbies included travel - to the British Isles and all around the US. She frequently vacationed at the coast of Maine. She loved to hike, especially at Acadia National Park, and on Monhegan Island. Ruth was proud of her Scottish ancestry, attending Highland Games for several years. She was equally interested in her German roots, singing in the choirs at Waldoboro Old German Church annual service. She also was part of the pick-up choir at the United Christian Church in Lincolnville Center, ME, where she organized and conducted the “Cousinsʼ Choir”, consisting of her siblings and Eugley cousins. Wherever she was, Ruth brought music and singing. We will miss her humor and her independence. Many thanks to the kind and compassionate staffs at Concord Regional VNA Hospice House and St. Teresaʼs. Ruth was the daughter of the late Louise (Eugley) and Leslie Shunaman of Hudson NH. She is survived by her longtime companion Michael Trimpi, her brother Charles Shunaman and his wife Linda, and her sister Frances Emery and her husband Paul.
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Ricker Funeral Homes & Crematory - Lebanon
56 School Street
Lebanon, NH 03766
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