Condolence & Memory Journal

Hello all Soybels and Ruth-fans! I just (July 22) learned the sad news. I live in Florida. I recently lost my 90 year old husband David; I'm now visiting his family in Boston & was trying to schedule my every 2-years-or-so lunch visit with my favorite Boston College Law School (1983) classmate. Ruth & I were both in a small group we called OWLS (= "older women law students"), back when women were stull in a distinct minority in law schools. Ruth of course was the quintessential owl, having the most wisdom and twinkle. We discovered a mutual Lexington connection. On our rare recent get-togethers, we'd catch up on law and grandkids and books and solve world problems. Her mind was eclectic, her heart & intellect focused, her spirit generous & indomitable. What a blessing she was for so many. My condolences to all the family.

Posted by Jody Williams - Orange City, FL - Classmate   July 22, 2021

I was her first client in her law practice in her Waltham office. She was tremendous, kind, honest and very generous. I was young, frightened and she gently took me under her protective wing. My love to Halle and hope we can reconnect, I think of you often and pray you are safe, healthy, and happy. DJ Walkey 603-832-3090 My prayers for you al,l in your time of sadness, may God hold you up and send grace and never ending blessings to your family. God is good. In his peace, Debbie Walkey

Posted by Debbie Walkey - Brookfield, NH - Friend   June 17, 2021

I always enjoyed seeing Ruth on occasion when she needed her clothes altered. She loved her clothes, so I certainly could relate to the fashionista part of the obituary. I will miss her dearly, rip Ruth, and my heartfelt condolences to her family.

Posted by Suzanne Genovese - Acton, MA - Acquaintance   January 16, 2021

My sincere condolences and my deepest sympathy to the Soybels family.
Ribhi Salhi

Posted by Ribhi Salhi - Coworker   January 11, 2021

My sincere condolences and my deepest sympathy to the Soybels family.
Ribhi Salhi

Posted by Ribhi Salhi    January 11, 2021

I knew Ruth for a short period of time - 6 months since moving into Camelia Gardens - but I grew to love and enjoy her company and will miss her stories, wisdom and joy of life and love for her family

Posted by Trudy Holzer - Maynard, MA - Friend   January 10, 2021

To all the Soybels my deepest sympathy. I´m so sad about your mothers passing, .May her memory be a blessing and you find comfort in memorys

Posted by Janet Freeman    January 10, 2021

Our sincere condolences on Ruth's passing. She had a wonderful life with your Dad. I have great memories of trips to Massachusetts with Abe and Frieda when we were kids and running wild in your house. Thank you for reaching out and including us in the service. Larry and Anne Soybel Stafford, VA

Posted by Larry Soybel - Stafford, VA   January 10, 2021

The world will miss this wonderful woman, I will and remember all the wonderful times we had.
Candace Hurdle

Posted by Candace Hurdle - Friend   January 10, 2021