Odna Wiggin, 78

Odna Wiggin

Odna Wiggin

BRIDGTON — Odna Grace Hodgkin Skillings Wiggin, 78, of Bridgton, died early Friday evening, Feb. 20, 2015, at Bridgton Hospital.

She was born on May 15, 1936, in Madison, a daughter of Vernon L. and Ethel V. (Jewett) Hodgkin Sr. She was educated in New Gloucester schools, and earned her diploma from Lake Region High School’s Adult Education program.

Odna was a loving homemaker to her husband and children. She did work outside of the home periodically, including writing town column pieces for the Portland Press Herald and The Bridgton News, staffing the Bridgton Chamber of Commerce information booth, and at the Emphasis on Maine store on Main St. in Bridgton.

She was fanatical about her flowers, especially white carnations, and also a good science fiction novel.

Odna is survived by her husband, Clyde Vernon “Chip” Wiggin Jr., whom she married on Dec. 22, 1974, in Cape Elizabeth; her children, Christine L. Skillings of Bridgton, Garry P. Skillings of Berlin, N.H., Cynthia L. Barker and her husband, Terry of Wilmington, N.C., Cheryl L. Fulcher of Sweden, Gwendolyn E. Skillings of Fryeburg, and Patricia B. Wiggin and her husband, Warlock U. Hevel of Pacific City, Ore.; a stepson, Phillip W. Rand and his wife, Noreen of Auburn; her siblings, Vernon L. “Buster” Hodgkin of Lewiston, Ernest R. “Sonny” Hodgkin of Meriden, Conn., Gail Martin of Norway, Frances Perkins of Mechanic Falls, Maxine Teague of New Gloucester, Sharon Dufault of North Attleboro, Mass., Charles “Charlie” Hodgkin of Norfolk, Va., and Audrey Forbes of Windham; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, David W. Skillings; a daughter, Carol E. Lolley; siblings, Lorraine Sloate, Herbie Jewett, Carolyn, Andrew, Sylvia, and Kathleen Hodgkin.

Family and friends were invited to a time of visitation on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at the Chandler Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 8 Elm St., Bridgton. Private family interment will take place during her favorite month of the year, May. Online condolences may be shared with her family and friends at www.chandlerfunerals.com

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