Ruth E. Proctor

Ruth Elizabeth (Van Horne) Proctor, formerly of Reading, MA, died at home on Monday, December 17, 2012, surrounded by her family in Waco, Texas. She was 86. Burial is in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Reading, MA.

Born January 19, 1926, in Reading, MA, she was the daughter of Sarah Elizabeth (Wakefield) and Thomas George Van Horne. As a young woman, she participated in Rainbow Girls with her friend Margaret Charles. During WW II, she served as a spot welder.

Ruth was a graduate of Reading Memorial High School and studied at Simmons College, Boston. On October 28, 1950, she married Maurice Clifton (Clif) Proctor, Jr. Ruth and Clif were married for 47 years until his death in 1998. Ruth and Clif had two sons. During their sons

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  1. Carolyn and Bill Grace

    Dear Tom and michael,
    Our condolences to you and your families on the death of your dear mother, Ruth. We have fond memories of your family enjoying the old farm that was home to us many years ago.Our children were blessed to be a part of Ruth’s neighborhood nursery school.
    With our sympathy and warm regards,

    Carolyn and Bill Grace

  2. It was a great honor and privilege to have known Ruth Proctor. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to take care of you, even though, for only a short time. May your soul rest in peace. Love you Ruth.

  3. Martin L. Shapiro

    Dear Family, I’m sorry that your mother is no longer with us. I know that she was a good wife and mother because your Dad was one of my good friends in high school and for many years after. Sincerely, Martin Shapiro RHS 42

  4. She will be greatly missed. Prayers and condolsences for the family Luv ya

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