Ruth E. Doxtater Farrell, 76, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY — Ruth E. Doxtater Farrell, 76, of Watertown passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, under the care of Hospice of Jefferson County. Arrangements are entrusted to Cleveland Funeral Home Inc., Watertown.

She was born Jan. 29, 1944, in Watertown, (along with her twin brother Robert) to the late Lawrence and Dorothy (Doolittle) Doxtater.

After her education in Antwerp, NY, and Indian River Central Schools she married Gerald Farrell who was killed in 1967 in combat in Vietnam.

She resided in Watertown for most of her life until moving to Florida where she loved the warmer weather. She returned to Watertown in 2004.

Ruthie worked in restaurants while in Watertown. She enjoyed the football season, especially the Buffalo Bills, working on puzzles, and her art projects. Her TV interests were documentaries and movie channels. She was very well liked by many who knew her.

She is survived by a brother, Robert (Linda) Doxtater; two sisters, Sally J. Doxtater and Karen A. Culbertson; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents, a sister and brother in law, Linda and Lee Miller, and a nephew, Jon Miller.

As per her wishes, there will not be calling hours or a service.

Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery at a later date.

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