WASHINGTON DEPOT – Ruth Elizabeth Alex, 84, passed away on Friday, January 25, 2019, at New Milford Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Theodore C. Alex.
She was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 30, 1934. She attended Norwich Free Academy in CT and Northwestern Community College, graduating with a degree in Library Sciences.
From the 1960’s through the 1980’s, Ruth was very active in the Women’s Guild of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Washington, CT. She worked for twenty years as Tax Collector for the town of Washington. Following her retirement, she enjoyed working at her son's evergreen blueberry farm in Watertown and frequently liked going down to visit her family in Clermont, Florida
Her favorite place to volunteer was for the Washington Community Fund. She was formerly on the Board of Directors for Litchfield Bancorp and had also served as Secretary for the Washington Judea Cemetery Board.
Ruth is survived by her sons, Robert Alex and wife, Cathee, of Watertown, Michael Alex and wife, Donna, of Washington, Thomas Alex and wife, Suzanne of Clermont, FL, and Gary Alex, of Hilton Head, SC.; her daughter, Jaye Stuart and husband, Donny, of Washington; ten grandchildren, Julie, Caitlin, James, Jessica, Teddy, Greg, Peggy, Kevin, MacKenzie and Meredith; four great grandchildren, Mark, Lia, Jack and Rowan; a niece and a nephew.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at Salem Covenant Church, 96 Baldwin Hill Road, Washington Depot. Burial will be private in the spring. Calling hours will be from 4:00 pm to 7:00pm on Tuesday at Rowe Funeral Home, 283 Torrington Road, Litchfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to Washington Community Fund, 41 River Rd, Washington Depot, CT 06794, or the Washington Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 294, Washington, Depot, CT 06794.