OLD TOWN – Ruth I. Dyer, 87, went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior Oct. 17, 2007, while surrounded by her loving family. She was born Dec. 23, 1919, in Old Town, the daughter of Thomas and Lottie (Day) Tear. Ruth graduated from Old Town High School, Class of 1940, and she went on to attend Beal’s Business College. In 1946, Ruth married Earl Dyer and together they had three children. She dedicated her life to her children and later to her grandchildren, great-grand-children and great-great- grandchildren. Ruth was the family caregiver. She was a member of Old Town United Baptist Church where she sang in the choir and was a past member of the missionary society. When her children were young, she was a counselor at Aroostook Bible Camp and Camp Fair Haven. Ruth is survived by her son, Earl F. Dyer and his wife, Mina, of Hudson; daughters, Helen Henderson and her husband, Albert, of Old Town, and Ruth Cambridge and her husband, James, of Old Town; sister, Charlotte Bush Stevenson of Veazie; brother, Thomas W. Tear and his wife, Mary, of Bangor; seven grandchildren, including a special granddaughter, Danielle Cambridge; eight great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; two granddaughters, Angelique Bishop and Sarah Holmes; three brothers; a very special sister, Dorothy Heldman; and a very special niece, Sally Bush Trafford. A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St., Old Town, with the Rev. Bruce Stevens officiating. Interment will be at Lawndale Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to a luncheon at 28 High St., Old Town. Memorial donations may be made to Old Town United Baptist Church, 86 Middle St., Old Town, ME 04468.