Ruth Arris Boarman
February 1, 1931- October 15, 2012
Ruth Arris Boarman, age 81, of Kensington and formerly of Owings, MD passed away on October 15, 2012. She was born February 1, 1931 in Baltimore, MD to Harvey Sylvester and Sara Alice (Keck) Snydeman and was raised in College Park. She married Lewis Lee “Lew” Boarman in 1956 and they made their home in Deale, MD. Ruth enjoyed gardening and always had lilac, gladiolas, magnolias, pansies and dogwoods in her yard. She also enjoyed feeding and taking care of the birds, particularly the humming birds. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends frequently attending functions at the Deale Elks Club or Stalling Williams Post # 206 of the American Legion. Ruth enjoyed traveling with her husband Lew, spending time on their boat fishing and going to Chincoteague. She was a great cook and did some catering, and enjoyed decorating her home for the seasons. Ruth loved auctions and she went often collecting “little people” figurines that reminded her of her grand and great grand children.
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Lewis Lee Boarman on June 20, 2001 and two brothers and two sisters. Surviving are her daughter Marilynn D. Bersoff and her husband Dr. Edward of Bethesda, MD; granddaughters Arris Brownfield and her husband Jeff of Paducah, KY and Michelle Bersoff of Benedict, MD; great grandchildren Paul D. Bersoff of Bethesda Caitlynn Brownfield, Edward Brownfield, Hope Brownfield and McKenna Brownfield all of Paducah, KY. Also surviving are a sister Sarah Alice Madrid of Anniston, AL, a step daughter Sharon Beavers and her husband Pat of Sunderland, MD; grandchildren Patrick Beavers and his wife Kris and Matt Beavers and his wife Kelly, Lisa and Johnny Beavers; great grandchildren Patrick, Amanda, Matt, Morgan, Ryan, Jacob, Sarah and Everley Beavers all of Sunderland, MD.
Saturday, October 20, 2012