Celebrating the life of Ruth Estelle Gates, R.N.
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Ruth was born in Greenﬁeld, MA and was a daughter of the late Leon I. and Clarissa M. Taber. She and her late husband, Donald E. Gates, were married in 1952 and were blessed with four children: Stephen of Brooklyn, NY; Joel of Glocester; Alan of Westerly; Amy Quigley of Exeter; and nine grandchildren. Ruth is survived by a sister, Alice M. Dole of Noank, CT.
Ruth graduated from Simmons College in 1949 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She worked as a registered nurse for many years, ﬁnishing her career with Kent County Visiting Nurse Association. A longtime member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), she was an active member of the Providence Friends Meeting for the past 59 years.
A memorial service will be held at the Providence Friends Meeting at a later date. Memorial gifts may be made to the charity of your choice or to the Providence Friends Meeting, 99 Morris Avenue, Providence, R.I. 02906.
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