Church member, dedicated to service, celebrates 100th birthday
On a recent Saturday morning in Miami Lakes, Florida, members…
The Spinal Column, a newsweekly in west Oakland County, Mich., features Ruth Boyer, a member of the Walled Lake Church of Christ:
Ruth Boyer, the “golden girl” of her weekly art class in Walled Lake, sits on the same stool she has for the past 30 years. Her paint-stained fingers grip a feather-thin paint brush as she recreates on canvass one of the sublime moments of her life from memory.
Boyer, 97, and a resident of Walled Lake for 30 years, breathes life into each painting she conceives. Many times she works on two or three pieces simultaneously. Currently she is creating a tapestry of memories from her childhood.
Her work in progress — “Memories of My Childhood on Lake Ontario” — is a depiction of her early days in upper New York state, where her family spent balmy summers on Lake Ontario.
“I had a cousin who would spend the summers there, too, and we would paint together under the poplar trees,” she said.
“When I was a little girl, I spent hours drawing and sketching. I didn’t like school and art was the only thing I could do,” she said.
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Glenda Woods, church secretary and wife of minister Roger Woods, shared the link and said:
Ruth Boyer is our oldest member at 97, but we also have a faithful 96-year-old here too! Ruth lives with her daughter and son-in-law, John and Judy McKissic. They are active members here, and John heads up our benevolence committee. Ruth is vibrant and very interested in the people around her.
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