Ruth (Sawyer) Earthrowl

  • Died: August 8, 2017
  • Location: Newton Centre, Massachusetts

Eaton & Mackay Funeral Home

465 Centre St
Newton, MA 02458
Tel. (617) 244-2034

Tribute & Message From The Family

Ruth (Sawyer) Earthrowl of Newton Centre and North Hampton NH, passed away on Aug 8, 2017. She was 91.
Ruth was born in Boston and graduated high school in Worcester and went on to Memorial Hospital Nursing School becoming a Registered Nurse in 1948 and later received a BA from Wellesley College in 1983. She also operated Ruth Earthrowl Real Estate in Newton and the Play and Learn Preschool. She was a longtime active member of the Newton Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, a member of the Rye Beach Little Boars Head Garden Club, Past President of the Massachusetts Medical Society Charles River District Alliance (Auxiliary) and an animal lover.
Ruth was the beloved wife of the late Francis H. Earthrowl, Jr. M.D., the loving mother of Anne Earthrowl of Needham, Francis H, III and his wife Lory of Lempster NH, Pamela Kazes and her husband Mark of Bradford, Jonathan and his wife Debbie of Salem NY, Elizabeth Carlson and her husband Richard of Manchester NH, Richard and his wife Ann of Needham and Frederick and his wife Jennifer of Newton and sister of the late David Sawyer and his surviving wife Nancy Sawyer, 13 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. also survived by her cousin Nancy Johnson
Visiting hours will be in the Eaton & Mackay Funeral Home 465 Centre St Newton Corner on Fri 4-7 PM, graveside services will be at Newton Cemetery 791 Walnut St Newton Centre on Sat Aug 12 at 11 AM and a Memorial Talk at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses 1672 Washington St West Newton Sat at 1 PM. Relatives and friends are kindly invited.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Sorry for your loss Rich you mother was a wonderful woman

Posted by Patricia Craig - Boston Mass   August 22, 2020

I'm so sad to read this news today; my heart goes out to her family during this time because I know how much her children and grandchildren cared about her. I wish her family strength to endure this sad passing of a strong, hard working and kind woman. My sincere condolences.

Posted by Holly Becker - Germany   September 01, 2017

I really enjoyed having Ruth as a neighbor. She is so sweet and calm natured, open and welcoming. She loved chatting about her children and her interesting life living in the same house for 60 years. She was a fixture in the neighborhood. I'll miss her and those chats. I hope the family's memories will sustain you. She lives on in those that remember her until you meet again.

Posted by Michelle Lane - Newton, MA - neighbor   August 24, 2017

I always enjoyed my conversations with Ruth. She was always thoughtful, kind, considerate and engaging.

I remember our lunch together at Wellesley
College when she took a History course there, in her later years. She also invited me to the Golf Club on Fuller St in Newton that she was a member of. My son Clark and Fred played while we chatted.

Ruth was a quiet, patient, congenial soul. We will miss her, but look forward to seeing her in the promised Resurrection.

She loved her God Jehovah very much.
Looking forward to our visits again.

Always and Sincerely,
Wanda K. Reddick

Posted by A friend   August 11, 2017

So very sorry for your loss

Posted by Tammy Lewis - Salem, NY - Family   August 11, 2017

Ruth was my dear cousin who shared many happy memories growing up and into the present as our mothers were the closest of sisters. She was a devoted Christian with great love and hospitality for all.

May God strengthen you all at this time.

Posted by Nancy Johnson - Worcester, MA   August 10, 2017