SALT POINT, N.Y. – Ruth S. Greenwood, of Salt Point, died Tuesday, Dec. 8.
Born Nov. 14, 1925, in Elizabeth, N.J., she was the daughter of Charles Sebold and Jeanette Carley Sebold. She graduated from Batten High School in Elizabeth and attended Linden Hall and Drexel institute of Technology as a home economics major.
She married George Greenwood in June 1946 at Epworth Methodist Church in Elizabeth and was married 61 years until his death in 2008.
She always was interested in her son’s activities at school, church and Boy Scouts, and she was active in community affairs. She was a volunteer at the Pleasant Valley Library since 1982. Her interests included sewing, knitting and other crafts. She made most of her clothes, as well as draperies, slipcovers and more than 20 quilts. You never saw her sitting without her knitting needles and she knitted more than 170 sweaters for World Vision “Knit for Kids.”
Two of her greatest delights were gardening and flower arranging. She was a professional florist, winning many prizes at flower shows, and she belonged to garden clubs wherever she lived. Her husband was a hiker, and twice they hiked up Mt. Washington in New Hampshire.
She is survived by sons Jeffrey and his wife, Zoe, of Morris, Conn., and Gregory and his wife, Christine Perey, of Montreux, Switzerland; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
A celebration of her life will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2 at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1872 Salt Point Turnpike, Salt Point.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pleasant Valley Library, P.O. Box 633, Pleasant Valley, NY 12569, Westminster Church, P.O. Box 271, Salt Point, NY 12578 or Dutchess Outreach, 29 N. Hamilton St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Allen Funeral Home, 1605 Main St., Pleasant Valley.
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