Acra, NY. Ruth Emily (Lounsbury) Pedersen, 88, of Acra, passed away, January 3, 2019. Daughter of the late John and Bessie Lounsbury, she was also predeceased by her loving husband, Fred “Bob”, sister Virginia Colton, and great-grandson William Yager IV.
Ruth is survived by her children: Christy (Tom Baldwin), John (Judy Kaufman), Nancy (Karen Davis) and Ginger (Ray Suttmeier); grandchildren: William Yager III, Keeley and Quinn Pedersen, and many wonderful nieces and nephews.
Ruth was a wonderful wife and mother. She created order out of the chaos of four kids. She and Bob raised their family in Glenmont, then enjoyed traveling, spending many years “snow-birding” in Harlingen, Texas. When Ruth tried her hand to any fabric and thread, magic happened. She blessed many with her works of art - quilted, tatted, needle pointed and cross-stitched She loved to craft, bake, and laugh. Ruth and Bob loved to play cards and square dance with their many friends and relatives ~ living life to the fullest.
The family extends many thanks to the nurses and aides from the Bea Harmon House at Eddy Village Green at Beverwyck in Slingerlands, who were so good to Ruth during her last few years and to Community Hospice. Donations in her memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, alz.act.org. No services will be held at this time. For on-line condolences please visit: www.SimpleChoicesCremation.com.