Ruth Piche, age 91, of Banner Elk, North Carolina passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Deerfield Ridge Assisted Living in Boone, NC.

She was born on August 19, 1927 in Hudson County, New Jersey, a daughter of the late George Behrens and the late Marguerite Lanners Behrens.

Ruth was a graduate of the University of Vermont with a Bachelors Degree in Business. She was very active in the Presbyterian Church and the Junior League. She loved to swim and volunteered as a Synchronized Swimming Choreographer. Ruth enjoyed listening to "Ole Blue Eyes" Frank Sinatra, whom she personally knew from early on.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her Husband, Arnold Cole "Buck" Piche; Son, Douglas Piche; .

Ruth leaves behind to cherish her memory her Daughter, Debra Hagna of Banner Elk, NC, Grandson, William Hagna of San Fransico, CA, Grandson, Evan Piche of Corrales, NM, Sister-In-Law, Norma Hensler of Hohokus, NJ, Niece, Susan Bovino of Saddle River, NJ, Niece, Brenda Reiter of Santa Barbara, CA.

A service to celebrate the life of Ruth Piche will be held on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in the Banner Elk Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Feild Russell officiating.

Ruth's family would like to extend their sincere thanks and appreciation to the Banner Elk Presbyterian Church and all the wonderful caregivers who were there for her. To the staff of Medi Home Hospice a very special thank you!

Ruth loved to support any organization that helped children to grow in Christ, and the family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial be made to the Banner Elk Presbyterian Church Pre-School, PO Box 158 Banner Elk, NC 28604.

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