Hudson – Ruth E. (Wikstrom) Smith, 75, of Hudson, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 at Marlborough Hospital. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Frank A. Smith of Hudson.
Ruth was born in Quincy, daughter of the late Walter and Dorothy (Somers) Wikstrom. She was raised in Pembroke, where she attended local schools, and had resided in Hudson the past 40-plus years.
She was employed as a matron with the Hudson Police Department for many years and later worked for the Digital Equipment Corp. as a security officer in Northborough until her retirement.
Ruth always looked forward to spending time with her family and loved and cherished her cat “Toby.” She enjoyed being outdoors, especially caring for her gardens when she was able. She will truly be missed by them all.
She is survived by her five children, Robin Messer of Hudson, Brenda Plant of Florida, David Gill and his wife Samira of Hudson, Jonathan Gill of Marlborough, and Jeffrey Gill and his wife Christine of Berlin. She is also survived by her 11 loving grandchildren; her brother, Charles Wikstrom and his wife Sandra of Florida; and her four step-children, Robert Smith of Pembroke, Richard Smith of Hudson, Frank Smith Jr. of Rutland, and Jason Smith of Maynard. She was the sister of the late Barbara Sutherland and Robert Wikstrom.
A calling hour will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, from 1-2 p.m., at the Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home, 50 Central St., Hudson. A funeral service and celebration of Ruth's life will follow at 2 p.m. Burial services will be held privately at a later date.