She was born January 12, 1930 in Wilkes-Barre, PA, to the late William and Ruth (Risch) Walker.
She attended a rustic one-room schoolhouse in Carverton, PA, and graduated from Trucksville High School, PA, in 1947 as class valedictorian. Ruth attended Hood College and continued her education at the Columbia University Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and RN diploma.
She was involved in many volunteer projects and was an advocate for the developmentally disabled. She was also a member of the Larchmont Avenue Church in Larchmont, NY, and attended the First Congregational Church of Wallingford at Ashlar Village.
Ruth was the wife of the late Robert Millar, a native of Milford, CT, her husband of 53 years, who predeceased her in 2009. They relocated to Masonicare at Ashlar Village, CT, in 2006, after living in Mamaroneck, NY, for many years.
She is survived by her son, David Millar of North Salem, NY; her daughter, Lynn (Edward) Ojarovsky of West Shokan, NY; her brother, Lance (Janet) Walker of Florida; and her beloved granddaughters, Helena and Felicia Ojarovsky of West Shokan, NY.
Arrangements are private and interment will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her memory to: Columbia University Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association, Inc. (CUPHSONAA, Inc.), 480 Mamaroneck Ave., Harrison, NY 10528 or Masonic Charity Foundation of Connecticut, P.O. Box 70, Wallingford, CT 06492.
Smith & Sefcik Funeral Home, 135 N Broad St., Milford, CT has been entrusted with arrangements.
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