Ruth Norton, 91


N ORTH GRANVILLE — Ruth Frances Roney Norton, 91, passed away May 23, 2012, with her family at her side.
She was born in Albany to Edward C. Roney and Mary Becker Roney on June 22, 1920. Ruth attended schools in Albany.
She married Theodore B. Norton of Granville in the Raceville church on Sept. 13, 1941.
Ruth worked at Remington Arms in Bridgeport, Conn., and shortly after joined her husband in serving in the U.S. Air Force. She was stationed in Marfa, Texas, in 1944 and Langley Air Field in Virginia from 1945-1946. She later worked in Poultney, Whitehall, and she retired from G.E. in Fort Edward, NY. She spent many retirement years in Daytona, Fla., with her husband in the winter months.
Ruth enjoyed volunteering at Emma Lang Stevens Hospital. She also enjoyed singing and had a song for every occasion. She loved flowers and gardening. Ruth attended All Saints Chapel in North Granville.
In addition to her parents, Ruth was predeceased by sisters May Roney Russell, Irene Roney Sill, Evelyn Roney Wicks and brothers Robert Roney, Kenneth Roney and grandsons Michael J. Cosey and Charlie E. Cosey.
Ruth is survived by her husband of 70 years Theodore B. Norton, her daughter and caretaker Sharon Norton Thomson; her brother Edward C. Roney; caretaker and friend Allan E. Golden; grandchildren Davis B. Cosey Jr. and his wife Jane, Marguerite M. Cosey and her companion Brian, Theodore R. Cosey, Diana M. Cosey, Kathleen A. Ripley and Bonnie L. Cosey; great-grandchildren Lauryn, Allison and Gavin Cosey, Lucas Bannon, Robert Bailey and Amber Battease, Stephanie Ripley, Carrianne Arquette, Amanda Mazza, Erich Petty, Kathleen Dworak and Kellie DeKalb; great-great grandchildren Treyton Gould, Rebecca, Leighann, Johnathan, and Faith Petty, Julia and Seth Arquette, Alexander Dworak, Kaelyn and Daniel DeKalb; great-great-great granddaughter Annalyn McLaughlin. Ruth is also survived by her son-in-law John C. Thomson III, several nieces, nephews and step-grandchildren. She is also survived by her canine companion Silas.
At Ruth’s request there will be a private family graveside service. In lieu of flowers Ruth requested donations be sent to the Granville Rescue Squad, PO Box 153, Granville, NY 12832.

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