1928 – 2017
Woodstock Valley – Ruth (Burton) Wilbur, 89, passed away on Saturday, October 28 in the home of her son, Paul Wilbur. She was the loving wife of the late Lester Wilbur. They were married in January of 1949 and he passed away December of 2005. Born in Providence, RI, she was the daughter of the late William and Mildred (Gilbert) Burton.
Mrs. Wilbur worked in the Smithfield School System for many years. She enjoyed bird watching, feeding wildlife and enjoying nature.
Ruth is survived by her son, Paul Wilbur and his wife Florence of Woodstock Valley; her daughters, Gail Gallagher of Smithfield, R.I., and R. Jane Wilbur and her companion Richard Scott of Clayville, R.I.; her sister, Lorna Avrich of Bristol, CT; her brother, John Burton and his wife Jan of Salt Lake City, UT; her grandsons, Jed Wilbur and his wife Alexys of Cornish, N.H., and Joel Wilbur and his wife Jennifer of Hopewell, N.J.; her great grandchildren, Amelia and Henry Wilbur of Cornish, N.H.; and many nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her sister, Ticy Thomas; and brother, William Burton
Burial will be at a later date in Acotes Hill Cemetery, Chepachet, R.I. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman and Valade Funeral Homes and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT.
Memorial donations may be made to Nature Conservatory of R.I., 159 Waterman St, Providence, RI 02906 or The Audubon Society of R.I., 12 Sanderson Rd, Smithfield, RI 02917. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.