Ruth Welch died on Nov. 16. She was 91.

Ruth was born Dec. 27, 1924 in Boston, the oldest daughter of the late Charles Alfred and Ruth Yerxa Welch of Marblehead and Chappaquiddick. Following her graduation from Vassar College in 1946, Ruth moved to Geneva, Switzerland, where she resided for 63 years before returning to Chappaquiddick in 2009. In Geneva, Ruth worked for the Labor et Fides Publishing House, which published French Protestant books.

She was an avid gardener and photographer, and an accomplished horsewoman who enjoyed competing in dressage, show jumping, and cross country events.

Ruth was predeceased by her youngest sister, Hope Welch Slater, and brother in law, Allen D. Slater. She is survived by her sister, Edith Welch Potter, and brother in law, Robert G. Potter. She is also survived by eight nieces and nephews, eleven great-nieces and nephews, and three great-great-nieces and nephews.

Her family will receive visitors on Saturday, Nov. 26 at 10 a.m. at the Federated Church on South Summer street in Edgartown, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. A private interment will be held on Chappaquiddick following the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chappaquiddick Community Center, P.O. Box 2966, Edgartown, MA 02539 or the Federated Church of Martha’s Vineyard, P.O. Box 249, Edgartown, MA 02539. Arrangements are under the care of the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home in Oak Bluffs.