PRESQUE ISLE and JONESBORO – Ruth T. Carlton Marshall, 80, died Sept. 22, 2007, at a Bangor hospital. She was born June 11, 1927, in Presque Isle, the daughter of Leon and Eva (Cunningham) Thompson. Ruth attended schools in Presque Isle and graduated from Washburn High School. After raising her family and operating a farm with her husband, Ted Carlton, Ruth worked in an office at Potato Service, Presque Isle and later at Birdseye Frozen Foods, Caribou. She later became licensed as a certified nurse assistant and did home health care work. Ruth was twice past worthy matron of Coldvale Chapter, Order of Eastern Star. After retiring, she enjoyed writing, painting and volunteer work at the Aroostook Area Agency on Aging. She was an advisory board member for RSVP. In 2001, Ruth moved to Jones-boro, where she became a member of the Castaways, a local knitting group. She donated many dozens of knitted caps, mittens and scarves to schoolchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Ted Carlton; her second husband, Winston Marshall; and by a grandson, Robert Michael, the son of Bruce and Marianne Carlton. She is survived by her sons, Brian Carlton and his wife, Susan, of Jonesport and Bruce Carlton and his wife, Marianne, of Virginia Beach, Va. A graveside committal service will be held noon Saturday, Sept. 29, at Crouseville Cemetery with a celebration of life 3 p.m. at Grant Memorial United Methodist Church, Presque Isle. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Peabody Memorial Library, P.O. Box 210, Jonesport, ME 04649. Arrangements in the care of Duncan-Graves Funeral Home, Presque Isle. Condolences may be expressed at