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Ruth "Rooster" C. Rentz

March 20, 1921 — February 20, 2019

SWANTON - Ruth Rooster C. Rentz, age 97, left this earth to join her husband on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at the Holiday House in St. Albans.

She was born in Highgate Springs on March 20, 1921, the daughter of the late Henry & Melvina (Tracy) Beyor.

Rooster was a lifelong resident of the Highgate/Swanton community. In her earlier years, Rooster was employed in the family businesses, the Bayview Hotel in Highgate Springs and Frank Rentzs Sales and Service where they sold Artic Cat, Husqvarna and Indian Motorcycles. She was an avid outdoorswoman, she absolutely loved hunting, fishing and riding her motorcycle. She enjoyed telling stories of her past, tending to her flower and vegetable gardens and worried everyone while she insisted on mowing her own lawn well in to her 90s.

She is survived by her siblings, Pearl Wilson of Swanton, Marie Bell and her husband, Don of Swanton, Madeline Bressette of Swanton, and Lawrence Mac Beyor of New Hampshire; a very special nephew/godson, Bruce Hakey and his wife, Carol of Swanton; a dear friend, Lena Gadouas; a special cousin, Linda Mulheron; and many nieces & nephews. Besides her parents, Rooster was predeceased by her husband, Frank Rentz; siblings, Ralph Bob Beyor, Carlton Kike Beyor, Marshall Zeke Beyor, Robert Beyor, Lucille Toots Hakey, Marion Brooks and Rita Benjamin; and brothers-in-law, Winfield Bessette, George Hakey and Harold Wilson.

Roosters family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff at the Holiday House, Franklin County Home Health Agency, and the Northwestern Medical Center for the exceptional care they offered her.

In keeping with Roosters wishes there will be no public services.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Roosters memory can be made to the Holiday House Nursing Facility, 642 Sheldon Rd., St. Albans, VT 05478.

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