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  1. What a beautiful write-up and I love the picture of she and bandit. She will be missed that’s for sure. I so enjoyed the numerous talks and cooking for the OBX crew. She was taken too soon, but she’s with her beloved husband, Kenny. Which puts a smile on my face. We send our sincerest condolences.

  2. Ruth was the finest person I have ever met. She was a great friend, neighbor and lady. We had some great adventures and outings. We would carry Bandit with us while he was here. She is with Ken and Bandit now. Have fun lady you will be missed.
    Your partner in crime!!

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Ruth Marie Alderton

January 17, 2022

Ruth Marie Alderton, of Powells Point, NC, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, passed away on January 17, 2022, at the age of 75. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 48 years, Kenneth Powell Alderton, her parents Bertram and Grace Zirn, her sister Betty Martin, and her brothers-in-law Don Martin and Roger Buringa.

Ruth is survived by her son Eddie Alderton (Holly), her granddaughters Kristin Wolfe (Justin) and Katie Alderton (Leonel), and her great grandsons Braden and Connor Wolfe. She is also survived by her sisters Bobbie, Bev, Cathy, Janet, Patti (Paul), her brothers Larry and David (Jackie), her lifelong confidante Penny, and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members, friends, and neighbors.

Ruth was born in Montgomery County, MD. She grew up nearby and settled in the same area. She and her husband retired to Kill Devil Hills, NC in 1997 and later relocated to Currituck County. Ruth loved her regular weekly lunch/shopping outings with her sister Cathy, and with her dear friend and neighbor Millie. She also enjoyed playing Canasta and other card games with her family, online games, puzzles, and reading. Ruth will be remembered for her fun-loving personality, and she will remain in our hearts forever.

A private family memorial will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ruth’s name can be made to the American Stroke Association. Expressions of sympathy and comfort are welcome via the on-line register at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.

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Barbara Clayton

Eddie/Holly: I'm sorry for your loss and mine. I hope she is with Kenny. Love Bobbie

Jackie Zirn

What a beautiful write-up and I love the picture of she and bandit. She will be missed that's for sure. I so enjoyed the numerous talks and cooking for the OBX crew. She was taken too soon, but she's with her beloved husband, Kenny. Which puts a smile on my face. We send our sincerest condolences.

millie scarborough

Ruth was the finest person I have ever met. She was a great friend, neighbor and lady. We had some great adventures and outings. We would carry Bandit with us while he was here. She is with Ken and Bandit now. Have fun lady you will be missed. Your partner in crime!!