Ada L. Ridlon, 97

Ada L. Ridlon

RAYMOND — Ada L. Ridlon, 97, of Raymond died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 at a local long-term facility.

She was born in Portland, a daughter of Lawrence H. and Louise J. Hutchinson. Ada attended Windham schools and was a 1938 graduate of Windham High School. She was also captain of the basketball team at Windham High School.

She was married to C. Lloyd Ridlon for more than 61 years. They were married in Kezar Falls at the Ridlon homestead, where a yearly family reunion is still being held.

Ada lived in North Windham for many years, before building a home in Raymond in 1966.

She was a former member of the Windham Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, which she was a charter member. Ada was also a member of The Order of Eastern Star, Evangeline Chapter of Windham #167.

She was a homemaker for several years before going to work at Parker’s IGA in North Windham from 1954-1959. After the store was sold, she continued to work at Taber’s IGA from 1959-1980, where she retired.

Her husband, C. Lloyd Ridlon, passed away in February 2001.

Mrs. Ridlon enjoyed doing macramé projects, while her late husband enjoyed making wooden crafts, such as spinning tops, dancing men, and waddling ducks. For several years, they attended local craft shows and fairs.

Mr. and Mrs. Ridlon enjoyed feeding wild animals and birds in their front yard for several years, where they had amassed a huge flock of wild turkeys.

Survivors include a daughter, Janet N. Elliott of Raymond; sons, Alvin B. Ridlon of South Casco and Norman C. Ridlon of Raymond; six grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by three sisters, Pearl Garnett, Edna Smith and Doris Fitzgerald.

There will be no visiting hours or services at her request. Burial will be in Arlington Cemetery, Windham.

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