Hope — Ruth Payson, 92, passed away peacefully at her home in Hope April 8, 2014.
She was born in Rockland Jan. 10, 1922, the daughter of Earl H. and Ethel Sukeforth. She married her soulmate, Guilford Payson, in 1946. Together they ran the family apple and blueberry farm in Hope. They enjoyed hunting, fishing and snowmobiling until his death in 1996. She took great pride in her grandsons, spending time traveling around the state with them. We will all miss her infectious smile, vivacious personality and her upbeat outlook on life as she had a long and wonderful one on her beloved Hatchet Mountain.
She was predeceased by her brothers, Earl and Richard Sukeforth. Ruth is survived by her son Richard Payson of Hope; daughter Candace Crispo and husband Steve of Hope; granddaughters Jennifer Payson of Richmond, Va. and Nicole Payson of Rockland; grandsons Tyler Crispo and partner Alicia Turcotte of Lewiston, Trevor Crispo of South Portland and two great-grandchildren.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Special thanks to Kno-Wal-Lin Hospice who took such good care of Ruth. Those who wish may make donations in Ruth’s memory to Kno-Wal-Lin Home Health & Hospice, 170 Pleasant Street, Rockland, ME 04841.
Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Avenue, Belfast. Online condolences may be offered to the family at ripostafh.com.