Ruby L. Watson, 93

Ruby L. Watson

Ruby L. Watson

STOW — Ruby L. Watson, 93, of Stow, died peacefully at the Fryeburg Health Care Center on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013.

Ruby was born in Stow on April 5, 1920, to Ned Bryant and Winnie Lebroke and attended Stow schools.

On May 16, 1940, she married Merle Watson and together they raised a family in Stow. Ruby and Merle were married for 61 years.

Ruby worked at the shoe shop in Fryeburg, waitressed at a family restaurant in Stow, and was a ballot clerk for the town of Stow. Ruby’s true passion was being an active member of the Stow Cemetery Association, which she did for many, many years. In later years, Ruby worked hard as a housewife and mother.

Ruby was predeceased by her husband, Merle; a daughter Judith; and two sisters, Eleanor Harmon Libby and Vera Libby.

She leaves behind a son, Daniel of Brownfield; a granddaughter and a grandson; a brother, Neil of Fryeburg; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours were held on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at Wood Funeral Home, 9 Warren Street, Fryeburg. A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Wood Funeral Home. Burial followed at Hillcrest Cemetery in Stow. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Stow Cemetery Association, which would be greatly appreciated as she spent much of her life making the cemetery nice for others. Address: Stow Cemetery Commission, 710 Stow Rd., Stow, ME.

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