Ruth Elizabeth Orcutt

SWANS ISLAND — Ruth Elizabeth Orcutt, 91, died July 11, 2015, at an Ellsworth health care facility with her family by her side. She was born Aug. 27, 1923, on Swans Island, the daughter of Raphia D. and Elizabeth (Stinson) Smith.

Ruth loved to garden and enjoyed the wonderful colors of her flowers. Her church was important to her. For many years she had been a faithful member, past Sunday school teacher and served on many committees of the Swans Island Methodist Church. Her favorite treat, as many know, was a “Dairy Joy.”

Ruth is survived by her daughter, Jane Savage and husband, Clay, of Swans Island; daughter-in-law, Pam Orcutt, of Waterboro; six grandchildren, Ian Savage and wife, Silvia Hillmann, Noel Savage and fiancée, Sophie Landres, all of Brooklyn, N.Y., Gavin Savage, of Swans Island, Brian Orcutt and fiancée, Deanna Belanger, Cheryl Orcutt all of Waterboro and Michael Orcutt and wife, Suzanne, of Dexter; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Merrill S. Orcutt, and son, David S. Orcutt.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, July 25, 2015, at the Swans Island Methodist Church. Interment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery, Swans Island.

Those who desire may make contributions in Ruth’s memory to the Methodist Church, P.O. Box 324, Swans Island, ME 04685.

Arrangements in care of Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert. Condolences may be expressed at



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