Loretta “Ruth” Pollard
Lebanon, N.H. — Loretta “Ruth” Pollard, 93, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at the Genesis Eldercare Center in Lebanon, with members of her family by her side.
A daughter of the late Dix and Bessie E. (Small) Bagley, she was born July 9, 1920, in Lebanon, where she was raised and lived most of her life. Ruth worked at the Lebanon Woolen Mill and H.W. Carter & Sons as a stitcher for many years. In her spare time she enjoyed doing needle work, reading and puzzles. Ruth also loved spending time with her family and camping at Pine Haven and Crescent Beach Campgrounds. For the past 25 years she has lived at the Towers Apartments in Lebanon and enjoyed her many friends she made there.
She was predeceased by her husband of 36 years, Marshall “Shorty” Pollard; a daughter, Donna (Pollard ) Bourque, of Hattiesburg, Miss.; four sisters, Joan Balsamello, Dorothy Copp, Priscilla Conley and Mildred “Pauline” Lackey; and five brothers, Ted, Richard, Gerald, Robert and Malcolm “Mickey” Bagley.
Ruth is survived by four children from her first husband, Paul A.
LeBrun, Patricia Rosendahl, of Meriden, N.H.; Beverly Brigham-Hunt, of White River Jct., Vt., Francis
LeBrun and his fiancée Lynne Anderson, of Lebanon, and Loretta Morgan and her husband, Robert, of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; as well as a daughter by Marshall Pollard, Cheryl Stone and her husband David, of Enfield, N.H.; and a step-daughter, Doloris Pollard, of Largo, Fla. She also leaves 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Family and friends are invited to call at the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon, on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., with a Celebration of Ruth’s Life beginning at 12 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev David Walthour officiating. The family asks that those who attend come in cordial attire. Burial will follow in the Valley Cemetery on Mascoma St. Ext. in Lebanon. Messages of sympathy for the family can be shared at www.rickerfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to David’s House, PO Box 660, Lebanon, N.H. 03766.