Ruth Amelia Trimm Brown, 96 died May 23, 2018, at her home in Ocoee, Florida. She was born at Kildare, New York in Franklin County, the twin daughter of Ralph and Eva Merrick Trimm. She graduated from Tupper Lake High School in 1940. She worked for the New York Central Railroad Company from 1943 to 1963 as a telegrapher agent at Benson Mines. She formerly lived in Newton Falls and Star Lake until 1960, when she and her husband Francis Brown moved to Natural Bridge, where she lived until 2014.
She attended BOCES Southwest Technical School for Cosmetology from 1974 to 1976. She ran a beauty shop in her home until 1985. She then did pedicures for the elderly in their homes until she retired in 2001.
She was an active member of the Natural Bridge United Methodist Church where she held many offices over the years, UMW president, vice president, treasurer, auditor, and Memorial Fund Treasurer. She is fondly remembered for the many turkey, spaghetti dinners, chicken BBQ that she coordinated over a span of 30 years. She was a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 1539 Benson Mines/Star Lake and a lifetime member of the 4 Rivers Valley Historical Society.
For 20 years, she was called to be caregiver to her brother-in-law Ralph Williams until his death in 2008 and her sister until May of 2017, when Ruth was diagnosed with cancer. She was under hospice care until her death.
She is survived by her twin sister Alyce Williams, Ocoee, FL, a son, Alan Brown and Deb (nee Campbell Louisburg, NC. Her daughters Sherry and Dennis Cole, Oswego, NY Lori and Randy Hickey, Natural Bridge, NY and Leta (Kelli) Curtiss, Ocoee, FL, daughter-in-law Janice Wood Brown, Watertown, NY and several grandchildren and great grandchildren and a nephew, Michael and Darla Trimm, Holly, NY.
She is predeceased in death by her parents, Ralph and Eva Trimm, a brother Richard and Georgette Rice Trimm, niece Lisa Trimm, husband Francis Brown, son-in-law Richard Curtiss and step sons Ronald and Kenneth Brown, and grandson Roderick Brown.
At her request her body was donated to the University of Central Florida Medical School and Research Center. A memorial service will be held later this year in Natural Bridge, NY.
Donations can be made to:
Natural Bridge United Methodist Church Memorial Fund
C/O Diane Peebles
Natural Bridge, NY 13665