CLIFTON—Ruth Harlon Haynie L’Hommedieu was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She passed away peacefully on August 18, 2021, at the age of 100.
She was born to Samuel and Gertrude Haynie on June 19, 1921, in Miskimon. After graduating from high school, she began working for C&P Telephone; first in Richmond, subsequently in Washington, D.C. where, through National Presbyterian Church, she met her husband Robert L’Hommedieu.
They raised their two children, Gary and Lynn, in Springfield and McLean before moving to a farm in Warrenton where they embraced the pastoral lifestyle. Nineteen years later, they built a house in Centreville and resided there.
Ruth enjoyed spending time in the kitchen, cooking from scratch the many meals she made for family and friends. She was an accomplished hostess, gardener, and quilter, making quilts for all her children and grandchildren.
Always active, her many talents and interests included reading, sewing, refinishing and caning antique furniture, playing bridge and doing crossword puzzles. Ruth loved her church, vacationing at her cottage in Vermont, and being with her family, particularly her grandchildren, to whom she was “Gramsel.” Remembered for being a sweet, humble, and gracious lady, Ruth will be deeply missed by her family and the many people whose lives she touched.
She is survived by her son, Gary (Caitlin); daughter, Lynn (Bill Daly); seven grandchildren; and brother, Howard Oswald Haynie.
She was preceded in death by Robert L’Hommedieu, her husband of 57 years, and five siblings.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: the National MS Society, “https://mssociety.donordrive.com/campaign/Ruth”mssociety.donordrive.com/campaign/Ruth; 800-334-4867, option #4, or ASPCA: secure.aspca.org/donate/ps-memory-sl-p1, 800-628-0028.