Ruby Louise King, 86, wife of the late George E. King, passed away peacefully Jan. 19, 2012 at a Bangor nursing facility. Ruby was born in Hampden Aug. 27, 1925 to Clinton and Blanche Getchell.

Ruby enjoyed cooking, sewing and knitting. She was always looked upon by family and friends as the beautician and barber, always keeping them looking their best. She and George enjoyed many years dancing and traveling with the Shriners.

Ruby is survived by her daughters, Deanna Brown of Hampden and Patricia Grindal and her husband James of Belfast; grandchildren, Richard Brown and his wife Cindy of Gorham, Michael Todd Brown of Hampden, Jennifer Brown and her husband Peter of Bangor, Laurie Murphy and her husband Dennis of Millinocket, and James Grindal and his wife Rachel of East Newport; a brother, Roy Getchell of Brewer; a sister, Grace Parks of Brewer; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Ruby was predeceased by her brothers, Cecil, Earl, Clayton and Arthur Getchell; sisters, Doris Haynes, Ruth Engstrom and Adelle Clewley; and a special friend, Edwin McLeod.

In keeping with Ruby’s wishes, a graveside service will be held at Lakeview Cemetery in Hampden in the spring, at a date and time to be announced.

Memorial contributions in Ruby’s memory may be made to: Shriners Childrens Hospital, C/O Anah Shrine, PO Box 735, Bangor, ME 04402-0735 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 U.S. Route 1 Suite 2 C, Scarborough, ME 04074.

Arrangements entrusted to Hampden-Gilpatrick Funeral Home, 45 Western Ave., Hampden.