The Last Manross of Forestville
It is with sadness that the family of Ruth Manross Pond announces her passing in Vestavia, Ala., on Dec. 24, 2018, at the age of 102 years.
A world traveler, she visited over 25 countries on five continents. She was an avid walker and credited her long life to exercise, playing tennis and golf and, in her later years, learning Tai Chi. Ruth loved books, theater, and music, and was a formidable adversary at the game of bridge.
Born in Forestville, on Sept. 17, 1916, Ruth was the daughter of Grace Hart Manross and the granddaughter of Frederick N. Manross to whom the F.N. Manross Memorial Library is dedicated.
She will be remembered by her son, David (Deborah) Beaucar of Vincent, Ala.; her daughter, Barbara Beaucar of Philadelphia, Penn., and granddaughters, Holly (Kevin) Tucker of Randolph, Vt., Candace Finch of Bloomington, Ind., and Amy (Chris) Raboin of Terryville. She leaves great-grandchildren, Kayla (John) Shangraw, Megan Tucker, Nickolas Tucker, Allyson (Alex) Marroquin, Joshua Raboin, Milyssa Raboin, and Christopher Raboin, and six great-great-grandchildren.
There will be no funeral.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity or institution of the donor’s choice.