Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Ruth Bromhall

Many of our readers know Jude Brown, long-time manager of Village Craftsmen. She typically works in the back office, choosing and ordering craft items, paying bills, managing employees, and taking care of various other details of the business. Occasionally she works at the counter, waiting on customers.

On Thursday, March 20, Jude's mother, Ruth Bromhall, died after many months of age-related complications. Ruth was 93 years old. She was born on January 31, 1921 in Niagara Falls, NY.

Ruth Bromhall

Ruth was in the inaugural class of volunteers at Peninsula General Hospital, Salisbury, Maryland, where she served for over twenty-five years, touching many lives. Jude and her extended family remember Ruth as their beloved mom, the center and grounding of their lives, always game for family adventures, known for her reassuring and easy smile and wink, her expertise at doing crossword puzzles, and for her great spaghetti sauce.

She will be missed by family and friends.


  1. Jack and Toni W.8:16 AM

    Our condolences to Jude and all who knew and loved Ruth.

  2. Anonymous9:26 AM

    Heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mother, Jude.

    Thanks to this blog, your mom has touched the lives of even more people.

    Best wishes to you and yours as you honor her memory and celebrate her life.

  3. Anonymous10:05 PM

    Sending Jude heartfelt sympathy from NC Mainlander. Jude's Mom seemed like a very interesting and engaging lady. Lovely photo, too. With Mother's Day just a few weeks away, I would imagine the loss is even more difficult. Thank you for sharing this news with the Ocracoke Journal blog family.