Mrs. Ruth M. Felix, 83, formerly of Marsh Road, passed away Wednesday evening, September 21, 2011 at the United Helpers Nursing Home, Ogdensburg, where she had been a patient since February 2009.
Ruth was born on July 24, 1928 in Raymondville, the daughter of the late William G. and Elva L. Nichols Carr. She attended Raymondville Grammar School and graduated in 1946 from Norfolk High School. On August 3, 1947 she married Lloyd H. Felix at the Raymondville United Methodist Church with Rev. Frank J. Brown, officiating. He predeceased her on October 3, 2006.
Ruth was a homemaker who dedicated her life to raising her family. She worked at one time at Warner Brothers Corset Factory in Massena and volunteered her time as an election worker for many years. She was an active member of the Raymondville United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir, was a member of the United Methodist Women and the MerryWeds. She was also a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star Lyra Chapter #230 in Norwood. Ruth enjoyed doing ceramics, cooking, spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She also enjoyed spending time at her camp on the Grasse River in Madrid with her family and friends.
She is survived by three children, William Felix of Raymondville, Brenda and Alan Boak of Homosasa, FL, and Marcia Felix of Cary, NC; her six grandchildren, Brent and Chad Mossow, Jed Kissane, Zach, Christopher, and Kate Felix; eight great grandchildren; two sisters, Gloria E. Bethel, a resident of the St. Regis Nursing Home, Massena, Barbara and Donald Young of Goldsboro, NC; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brother, Elwood H. Carr on November 16, 1995 and W. Jean Dumers on October 3, 2001.
Friends may call Saturday 1-3 p.m. at the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena, where funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. with Lay Pastor Martha Helmer, officiating. Burial will follow in Raymondville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Agarwal Renal Center, Ogdensburg or the Raymondville United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.
Condolences may be made online at www.donaldsonfh.com.