Ruth Bivens, 75

April 04, 2010
  • Ruth Bivens

JUNE 22, 1934-MARCH 30, 2010

HUNTINGTOWN, Md. - Ruth Bivens, 75, of Huntingtown, Md., died Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at the Calvert County Nursing Center in Prince Frederick, Md.

Born June 22, 1934, in Hancock, Md., she was the daughter of the late Elmer T. Hixon and Mary Kellner Hixon.

Ruth was raised in Hancock before moving to Calvert County. She was a homemaker for many years, helping raise her family and also working as a nurse's aide at Calvert Memorial Hospital. Ruth then decided later in life to go back to school and graduated in 1978 with her LPN degree from Charles County Community College, afterwards continuing her work with the hospital as a nurse.

Ruth loved to spend her free time in her garden and tending to her flowers, but there was nothing Ruth enjoyed more than her family.


She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Douglas Bivens Jr.; three sons, Douglas Bivens III and Dean Bivens, both of Lusby, Md., and Daryl Bivens of White Plains, Md.; two sisters, Mary E. Bohrer of Hagerstown and Nancy E. Ayers of Montgomery, Texas; and four brothers, Elmer T. Hixon Jr. of Cumberland, Md., Gail K. Hixon of Oakland, Md., Lowell T. Hixon of Hancock and Joseph D. Hixon of Chambersburg, Pa.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Lois A. Wolford; and two brothers, Walter D. Hixon and Davis R. Hixon.

She is the grandmother of Douglas Bivens IV, Darren Bivens, Justin Bivens and Jay Bivens, and also is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Services will be private.

Memorials in her name may be made to Calvert County Humane Society, P.O. Box 3505, Prince Frederick, MD 20678 or Calvert County Nursing Center, 85 Hospital Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678.

Arrangements are by Rausch Funeral Home, 8325 Mount Harmony Lane, Owings, Md. Contact 410-257-6181 or

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