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June 24, 2013

Ruth M. Holter, 91

Andover — Ruth M. (Jewett) Holter, 91, of Andover, died peacefully, Friday, June 21, at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen. She was the loving wife of 53 years to the late Stanley I. Holter.

Born in Winchester, Mass., on November 24, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Phillip L. and Mary S. (Rattray) Jewett. She was raised and attended school in Reading and was a graduate of Reading Memorial High School. She was a 50-year resident of Foster’s Pond in Andover. Ruth was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Church in North Reading for many years, where she was a member of the Keenagers and served as secretary.

Ruth was a retired 25-year employee of the Raytheon Co. in West Andover. She was very proud of her Scottish heritage. The real joy of her life was spending time with her family, and the happiness of holiday gatherings in her home on Foster’s Pond. She enjoyed knitting, reading books, crocheting, and all kinds of word puzzles. Ruth was an avid Scrabble player, she loved all lighthouses and angels, and she especially loved to cook and bake.

Family members include her sons, Paul Holter of Nottingham, N.H., and Kurt Holter and his wife, Brenda of Methuen; daughters, Kristine Peck and her husband, Melvin of Harwich, and Janice Coco and her husband, Joseph of Chester, N.H. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her memory to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Div. of Development & the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, Floor 6, Brookline, MA 02445-9924, or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral will be held at the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow St., North Reading, on Thursday, June 27, at 10 a.m. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery in Andover. croswellfuneralhome.com.