Ruth Dennis Hubbard
Lebanon, N.H. — Ruth Dennis Hubbard, 94, passed away on Monday, June 16, 2014, at APD after a brief illness. Ruth was born on Oct. 16, 1919, to Cye A. and Kathie B. (Bolduc) Dennis in East Braintree, Mass. moving to Lebanon in 1920. She graduated from Lebanon High School in 1938 and loved attending her class reunions every five years, including her ride in the parade last year for her 75th.
Ruth earned her BEd from Plymouth Teachers College in 1942 and her MEd from Plymouth State College in 1970. She taught for a few years in Etna, Enfield and Lebanon before settling in Hanover to teach second grade for 33years, retiring in 1981.
Ruth was a life-long member of the Lebanon United Methodist Church and served as its organist for 53 years. Over the years, at one time or another, she also served as the Junior Choir and Senior Choir director. She was very active in the Methodist Women’s group and thoroughly enjoyed her church community. Ruth was also a member of the Lebanon Grange, Pomona Grange and State Grange holding posts in each.
Ruth was married, for the first time, at age 70 to Billy Hubbard, a high school classmate. They started dating at their 50th class reunion and married one year later. They enjoyed seven years together before Billy passed away in 1996.
Ruth enjoyed her later years living at Harvest Hill in Lebanon. She continued her passions of music and people by playing the piano every weekday at 4 p.m., for anyone who wanted to listen, until her recent illness. She shared her love of Harvest Hill with everyone she knew. She was very happy there.
Ruth was predeceased by her parents, husband and brother, Harry “Red” Dennis. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Winnie Dennis; niece, Denise Dennis Shibles; great-nieces, Jackie Shibles and Mandy Ruest (and husband Paul); and great-great nephew, Griffin Ruest; as well as a foster brother, Calvin Goude and family.
Visiting hours for Ruth will be Friday, June 20 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Ricker Funeral Home and the funeral will be Saturday, June 21 at 2 p.m. at the Lebanon United Methodist Church. Burial will take place at the West Lebanon Cemetery immediately following the service. There will be a reception following the ceremony in the church vestry.
In lieu of flowers it was Ruth’s wish to have donations made to the Lebanon United Methodist Church, 63 School St. Lebanon, NH or the Lebanon Alumni Assoc. PO Box 911, Lebanon NH. An online guestbook is available by visiting www.rickerfuneralhome.com.