SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

May 3, 2013

Ruth Henry, 95


Redding, CA — Ruth Evelyn Burchsted Henry, 95, formerly of Beverly, died peacefully at Oakdale Heights Assisted Living on April 9, 2013.

Born and raised in Beverly, she was the loving daughter of the late Frederic and Emma Burchsted. She graduated from Beverly High School in 1935 and later moved to California. Ruth was devoted to her family and was kind and generous to those in need. She enjoyed long, bucolic walks and was an avid swimmer.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Joe Bower, and by her second husband, Charles Henry; and her brothers, Chet and Frank Burchsted.

She is survived by one cherished son, Joe Bower and his wife, Susan; a sister, Marion Higgins; a niece, Cynthia Higgins; nephews, Rich Higgins and his wife, Brenda, Stephen Higgins of Washington State, Tim Higgins of Chicago, Fred Burchsted and wife, Juditha, and Bob Burchsted and wife, Kristen; a great-niece, Keely Higgins; and great-nephew, Matthew (Gus) Burchsted.

ARRANGEMENTS: A family graveside service will be held at a later date.