LAKE PLACID — Ruth A. (Alger) Boyer, 91, of Naples, Fla., entered into eternal life Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009 at Van Rensselaer Manor, where she was being cared for after suffering a stroke.
She was the daughter of Clark and Alice Alger of West Amboy.
Ruth received a B.S. degree from SUNY Oswego and completed advanced studies at SUNY Albany and Plattsburgh. She was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma (educational) Society.
Ruth retired from the Lake Placid Central School District as the District’s Reading Specialist. Her career started in 1936 teaching elementary grades at Brookview School (East Greenbush), followed by junior high social studies at the Colonie Village School, elementary grades at East Greenbush School District, principal and teacher at the Wilmington school, then in the Lake Placid School District.
In conjunction with her professional career, Ruth was actively involved in the family Ford dealerships located in East Greenbush and Lake Placid.
Ruth could be considered one of the original “hockey moms.” At the beginning of the Lake Placid Peewee Hockey Association, Ruth could always be found at the Olympic Arena with the team cheering them on from the stands, helping in the locker room, or transporting players to away games. Ruth was always there.
After retirement, Ruth and Fletcher ran the Garden Center in Wilmington and when winter became less fun they moved to Naples, Fla.
She was the cherished mother of Clark Boyer of Averill Park, Robert (Ronna) Boyer of Naples, Fla. and Richard (Cathy) Boyer of Lake Placid; sister of the late Rufus Alger; beloved grandmother of Michelle, Mark, Kathleen, David, Jennifer; and great-grandmother to: Kai, Rachael and Ryan and Jocelyn and Jarrett.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband Fletcher Boyer in August 2008.
Funeral services will be held at 2:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14 at the Adirondack Community Church, 2583 Main St., Lake Placid. The family will receive condolences from 1:15 p.m. with services beginning at 2:15 p.m. Interment will follow in the town of North Elba cemetery. There will be no public calling hours.