Helen Ruth Torrence (Ruth), 93, died peacefully on March 31, 2013. Born in Hancock, Michigan, Ruth lived in Pittsburgh, PA until 2006, when she moved to Nashoba Park in Ayer, MA to be close to her daughters. Ruth was predeceased by her husband, John F. Torrence. She leaves three daughters: Susan Coggins of Winsted, CT; Lynn Apgar of Acton; and Martha Torrence of Medford. In addition she is survived by grandsons Christopher Apgar of Westborough and Benjamin Apgar of Acton, daughter-in-law Anna and great-grandchildren Sofia and Aleksey. A celebration of her life is planned for May 11th at the home of her daughter Lynn, with a memorial service to be held in Pittsburgh at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to Christ Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 917 Evergreen Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15209, or The Humane Society of the United States, National Processing Center, PO Box 52137, Phoenix, AZ 85072-9995.