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Obituary for Ruth Starratt Innes

August 6, 1941 - January 10, 2021
Littleton, New Hampshire | Age 79

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RUTH STARRATT INNES

LITTLETON, NH -- Ruth Starratt Innes, 79, of Littleton, New Hampshire, passed away January 10, 2021 after a short illness.

Born August 6,1941, the daughter of the late Howard and Mabel Starratt of Clarksburg, MA.

A graduate of Drury High School in North Adams, MA. She attended North Adams State College and earned advanced degrees from the University of Massachusetts and Nova University, including a PhD in Psychology.

Ruth married the late John Innes, who predeceased her on October 12, 1986.

She was Director of Guidance and Counseling at Shorecrest Preparatory school in St. Petersburg, Florida. Dr. Innes was a Clinical Psychologist in a private practice and also for the state of Massachusetts. Her accomplishments included being a PSIA Level II certified Alpine Instructor at Brodie Mountain and Jiminy Peak. In recent years, she worked as an adjunct professor at White Mountains Community College and instructed Tai Chi and Yoga at the Omni Mt. Washington Hotel and the Appalachian Mountain Club. Ruth was also a volunteer at The Mt. Washington Observatory Summit weather station.

A lover of music and the great outdoors, Ruth was always up for any adventure, especially with her son, Mike, his wife, Lori, and their dog, Pemi. She played the violin at local community musical groups. Ruth loved to travel and had the opportunity to visit many countries around the world.

Ruth enjoyed all outdoor activities, including hiking, paddling, and skiing. She completed the NH 48 4,000 footers and the 52 with a view list over the age of 70. Ruth's enthusiasm was infectious, and she enjoyed a full life. Ruth was one of a kind and made friends everywhere she went. She touched many lives and will be missed by all who knew her.

Ruth was predeceased by her brother Frank Howard Starratt.

She is survived by her son, Michael Innes, and his wife Lori Innes, and her "granddog" Pemi, who Ruth loved dearly; her sister, Nancy Lorenzo-Deleys of Buffalo, NY; nieces Donna Lorenzo and Joanne Lorenzo and nephews Joseph Lorenzo and Angelo Lorenzo.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ruth's name to the Mt. Washington Observatory: https://mountwashington.thankyou4caring.org/giving.

SERVICES -- A private online celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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Littleton, NH 03561
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