Ruth H. Chute, 88

NORWAY — Ruth Haynes Chute died on Jan. 4, 2014, after a short illness, and after waiting to see all her children and grandchildren from around the world.

She was born on her uncle Albert’s birthday, Nov. 9, 1925, in South Waterford, the daughter of Harry and Carrie Hamlin Haynes. She graduated from Bridgton Academy in 1943 and from the University of Maine in 1947 with a degree in Home Economics.

During the wildfires of 1947 she married her high school sweetheart, Glenn  Chute. Together with her family, they built a campground at Keoka Beach in South Waterford. Ruth also assisted her husband in managing the camping at Fryeburg Fair for many years. They wintered in Apache Junction, Ariz., where she loved playing the piano for programs and making afghans for everyone.

Ruth was pianist at Bear Mt. Grange #62 where she had been a member for more than 70 years. She also belonged to Pomona, State and National Grange, North American Family Campers Association, Pine Tree Chapter and White Mt. Sams.

Ruth is survived by her loving husband; three children, Nancy Marcotte of So. Paris, Linda Davis (Keith) of Sylmar, Calif., and Alan Chute (Laurie) of Gilbert, Ariz., and Ayr, Scotland. She leaves six grandchildren: Tracy Orlndo (Ryan) of Fryeburg, Thomas Marcotte (Stephanie) of Farmington, Nathan Davis (Meghan) of Auburn, Erin Phillips (Dan) and Meghan Chute of Tucson, Ariz., and Hannah Chute of Gilbert, Ariz., and Corvallis, Ore. Great-grandchildren include Devin and Cailyn Ludwig, Ben and Tessa Marcotte, Owen, Olivia and Jake Orlando. She also leaves nephews, nieces and cousins.

Ruth was predeceased by siblings William Haynes and Mildred Haynes Noyes.

Family and friends may call Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Oxford Hills Funeral Services, 1037 Main Street, Oxford. Spring interment will be in Maple Ridge Cemetery, Harrison. In lieu of flowers those who wish may make donations in her memory to the Waterford Library, P.O. Box 176, Waterford, ME 04088. Online condolences may be shared with her family at

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