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Ruth Turner Tyrol

SALISBURY — Ruth Turner Tyrol, 98, of Salisbury, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Jan. 11, 2023, at Mount Carmel Nursing Center in Manchester, New Hampshire.

She was born on Aug. 31, 1924, in Glastonbury, Connecticut, daughter of the late Leon and Louisa Killam Turner.

Ruth dedicated many years of her life to the United Church of Christ. She was a member over the years of the South Glastonbury Congregational Church, the Sharon UCC Church, and The Salisbury Congregational Church UCC. She also served in leadership roles on numerous local associations, state and national committees and organizations of the United Church of Christ. She was an avid UConn sports fan and a lifetime member of The American Camping Association.

Ruth and her late husband, Alden, were beloved directors of the Silver Lake Conference Center in Sharon for thirty-one years. Ruth will be sadly missed by many members of the Silver Lake Community and Deborah Home, whose loving support and friendship she treasured throughout her life.

Ruth is survived by her son Don and his wife Marcia; granddaughter Anne and her sons Gavin and Cameron; grandson David, his wife Natalie, and children Jens and Katherine; and her niece Susan Turner.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Alden Bidwell Tyrol, and her brother Leon Turner.

A celebration of Ruth’s life will be held at the Salisbury Congregational Church on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 10:00 am.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Ruth’s memory to Hospice, the Silver Lake Scholarship Fund, the Salisbury Congregational Church, or a charity of your choice.

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