Ruth Esther Dennison was born in Digby, Nova Scotia on August 23, 1916, second daughter of Harry Leigh Dennison and Florence Sweeney Donnelly.   Ruth grew up in Andover, Massachusetts, where she moved when she was six.  She went to California to live on her own in the 1940s.  On May 8, 1955 she married Anton “Tony” Cvetan, who worked for the sheriff’s department.  They had no children.

Two things I will remember about Aunt Ruthie:  her love for the ocean, and her cats.  She also had a collection of dolls.  She passed away on July 28, 2011 in her home in Nipomo, California.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Richard, and her sister Beulah.  She is survived by her sister Marion Moore of Wisconsin, her brother Ken Dennison of Maine, nieces Cindy Cromer of Georgia, Joyce Marble of Wisconsin, Susan Cameron of Tennessee, eight great nieces and nephews and one great great niece.

Ruth and Beulah holding kittens in Nova Scotia

Ruth and Tony Cvetan  August 1989    112 Pine St. Andover, MA