March 10, 1926 ~ October 8, 2020

Born in: Tacoma, WA
Resided in: Greece, NY

Ruth A. Letson (Berwold)

Greece.  A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  Went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, October 8, 2020 at age 94.  Predeceased by her parents, Julius Berwold and Anna  Urquhart and sister, Adele Blackmer.  Survived by her beloved husband of 74 years, Adelbert (Del) Letson; daughter, Linda (Ron) Cunningham; grandchildren, Robert (Julie) Cunningham and Ryan Cunningham (Katie Towner); great-grandchildren, Morgan, Moira and Amelia Cunningham; several nieces and nephews; loving family and dear friends.
Ruth was born in Tacoma, Washington in 1926.  She married Del Letson in Tacoma in June 1946.  After Sgt. Letson completed his service in the Army, they moved to Del’s hometown of Norwich, NY.  Their daughter, Linda was born there a year later.  Many trips were made to Tacoma to visit Ruth’s family.  After Del’s retirement in 1984 they returned to Tacoma to care for her mother, Anna.  While in Tacoma they enjoyed many family trips to Mt. Rainer National Park. Several years later they moved to Greece, NY to be with their daughter Linda and her family.  While in Greece they were active members of Orchard Community Church where they loved spending time with family and friends.
Ruth’s celebration of life will be held at Orchard Community Church, 2285 Latta Road, Rochester, NY 14612 on Wednesday, October 21 at 10:00 a.m.  Interment to follow at Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the building fund at Orchard Community Church in her memory.    For more information and to sign her online guestbook, visit


Service: October 21, 2020 10:00 am

Orchard Community Church
2285 Latta Rd, Rochester, NY 14612


Riverside Cemetery
2650 Lake Avenue
Rochester, NY 14612

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  1. Our prayers are with all of you. She was a sweet Lady. I have good memories of her and all of you. Love to you all.

  2. So very sorry for your loss. We are so glad we got to meet your mother in 2017 xx

    Sending our love to you all

  3. We will surely miss you Aunt Ruth, rest in peace. May God bless you and your family at this time of grief. Love all.

  4. Sorry for this loss to our very close friends The Cunningham’s . May God comfort you during this time. The Vetromile’s

  5. My Dearest only Cousin Linda, You have been an amazing, supportive daughter for your Mom all your life. We are saddened by the loss you must bear and you are in our prayers for His comfort and peace. Because our family is thankful that Aunt Ruth and Uncle Del spent several years living with our Grandma Anna nearby in Tacoma, Washington, I am especially saddened at the loss of my only Aunt. The special bond Ruth and her sister Adele (my mother) modeled before my brother and myself blessed our brotherly relationship. As sisters in Christ, we are comforted that they are both now with Jesus.

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