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Obituary: Ruth H. Wolf, 89

Ruth H. Wolf, 89, of Coventry, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at the Home and Hospice Care in Providence after a very brief illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert A. Wolf.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late George H. and Ethel R. (Elmer) Clark, she was raised in Hope and lived in Coventry for over 60 years. She worked as an operator for Bell Telephone in Clyde and later worked at her husband's business, Radiant Heat of Coventry.

Ruth was a lifelong Methodist; first as a member of the former Hope Methodist Church and then, after its merger with the former Phenix Methodist Church, of Shepherd of the Valley United Methodist Church in Scituate. She was very active in the life of the Church's congregation: singing in the choir, as a member of the Women's Society, with whom she volunteered at the Church Bazaar, and as an organizer of Senior's Day Out.

Her soprano voice was also heard as a member of the Pawtuxet Valley Chorus, performing in its Minstrel Shows in the 50's. She loved to dance, especially with her husband, and was a founding member of the Valley Squares. Ruth was athletic as well. She was a member of the "Coffee Ann's" ten pin bowling team; played golf weekly with friends; was known to play tennis now and then and even went cross country skiing in the winter. She loved watching her "Murder She Wrote" dvd's.

She loved butterflies, dolls & clowns and spending time relaxing at Johnson's Pond. She was very good at needlework. She would often be seen knitting crafts and she loved to sew dresses for her girls who she also taught to sew themselves. Over the years she made many costumes for the pays at Church.
"Gramma Taz", as she was known to the Rainbow Girls, was a gentle, pleasant and loving woman who never gave up on anything and who lived her life as a testimony to her faith in God.

She is survived by her five children: Sheila Triggs, Darryl C. Triggs, Deborah Giroux, Doreen Fish and Leisa M. Jorgensen; her sister Lillian Hillman; her brother Norman Clark; her nine grandchildren: Robin, Krissie, Normand, Missy, David, Amanda, Mike, Robert & John Karl; her five great grandchildren: Paige, Anita-Marie, Michael, Abbie & Miles all of Coventry and by her lifelong friend Shirley (Colvin) Rudolph of Hope. She was the sister of the late George and Harold Clark.

Calling hours were held on Tuesday, March 4 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM at Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home & Crematory, 659 East Greenwich Avenue, West Warwick. Her funeral service was held on Wednesday, March 5 at 11:00 am at Shepherd of the Valley United Methodist Church, 604 Seven Mile Road, Scituate. Burial followed in the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter.

Donations in her memory may be made to Shepherd of the Valley United Methodist Church General Fund, 604 Seven Mile Road, Hope, RI 02831

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