RUTH Mary Howes, of Linley Drive, Boston, has died suddenly at Pilgrim Hospital.
She was 78.
Born in Portland, she lived in the Boston area for 60 years.
A married woman, she leaves behind husband Bill, daughters Judith and Jenny, son Andy, grandchildren Helen, Rachael, Sam, Ben, Jessie and Roise, great-grandchild Ethan and brother Peter.
During her working life Mrs Howes was a primary school teacher. She taught at Carlton Road School for many years and retired from the post in 1991.
Away from work she loved her garden. She also spent many happy hours at the family caravan in Norfolk. She loved to read and took great pleasure from spending time with her family.
Mrs Howes’ funeral took place at St Thomas’s Church and was followed by cremation.
Arrangements were made by F. E. Addlesee and Son.