Ruth A. Dingley

SOUTH PARIS — Ruth A. Dingley, 83, of South Paris, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011 at Market Square Health Care Center in South Paris.

She was born in Waterford, July 7, 1928, the daughter of Roland and Josephine Learned McAlister. She received her education in South Waterford schools and graduated from Bridgton Academy in 1946.

She married David E. Dingley of Harrison on June 18, 1946. They made their home in Waterford and Harrison for many years, before moving to the Norway and South Paris area.

She enjoyed being a homemaker, raising her children and traveling. She and her husband made many trips around the United States and Canada. They were also avid campers and took their grandchildren along on many occasions. She was also a country music fan and had been to Nashville, Branson and Dollywood.

She worked for 12 years at Oxford County Superior Court in South Paris as court messenger, retiring in 1988.

She is survived by her three sons, Duane of South Paris, Douglas of Cleveland, Okla. and Daniel of South Paris; her daughter, Pamela Moore of Berlin, N.H.; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Bertha Samson of South Paris; and two nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, David in 2002; and her daughter, Patricia in 1954.

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Funeral services were held on Friday at the Church of Christ, 140 Paris Hill Road, South Paris with interment to follow at Elm Vale Cemetery in South Waterford. Arrangements were by Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main Street, South Paris

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