Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

June 27, 2013

Ruth M. Holter, 91

Andover — Ruth M. (Jewett) Holter, 91, of Andover, died peacefully, Friday, June 21, 2013, at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen. She was the loving wife of 53 years to the late Stanley I. Holter.

Born in Winchester, Mass., on November 24, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Phillip L. and Mary S. (Rattray) Jewett. She was raised and attended school in Reading and was a graduate of Reading Memorial High School. She was a fifty year resident of Foster’s Pond in Andover. Ruth was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Church in North Reading for many years, where she was a member of the Keenagers and served as Secretary.

Ruth was a retired twenty-five year employee of the Raytheon Company in West Andover. She was very proud of her Scottish heritage. The real joy of her life was spending time with her family and the happiness of holiday gatherings in her home on Foster’s Pond – Andover. She enjoyed knitting, reading books, crocheting and all kinds of word puzzles. Ruth was an avid Scrabble player, she loved all lighthouses and angels, she especially loved to cook and bake.

Family members include her sons, Paul Holter of Nottingham, N.H., and Kurt Holter and his wife, Brenda, of Methuen; daughters, Kristine Peck and her husband, Melvin, of Harwich and Janice Coco and her husband, Joseph, of Chester, N.H. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral will be held at the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow St., North Reading on Thursday, June 27, at 10 a.m. Calling hours were held on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery in Andover.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her memory to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Div. of Development & the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, Floor 6, Brookline, MA 02445-9924 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.