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Elizabeth S. “Bette” Hodsdon
CANTON -- Elizabeth S. “Bette” Hodsdon, 98, died on June 18, 2011 at the Victorian Villa Nursing Home in Canton.
She was a resident of Davis Street in Rumford.
Born in Lewiston on March 15, 1913, she was a daughter of Earl and Martha (Reed) Spaulding. She attended Rumford schools and was a high school graduate.
She worked for the Rumford school department in the hot lunch program for many years. She also volunteered at the Rumford Public Library and the Rumford Community Hospital. She was a member of the Rumford United Methodist Church and the Rumford Hospital Auxiliary.
She was married in Rumford on April 15, 1939 to the late Jesse W. Hodsdon Sr., who died in Rumford on April 4, 2009.
Survivors include three daughters, Dorothy Hopkins and her husband, George of Lewiston and Florida, Martha Hanington and her husband, Al of Rumford, Mary Pulsifer and her husband, Jim of Peru; two sons, William Kimball and his companion, Sandy Skillins of Dixfield, and David Kimball of Villages, FL; a step-son, Jessie W. Hodsdon, Jr. and his wife, Rita of Tallahassee, FL; 19 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by two grandsons, Gordon Hanington, Jr. and Gary Kimball.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Virgin Memorial Chapel of the Rumford United Methodist Church on Linnell Street, Rumford, with Pastor Carol Stevens officiating. Interment will be in the Sunnyside Cemetery, Rumford.
Friends are invited to call 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Meader & Son Funeral Home, 3 Franklin St. Rumford. Those who desire may contribute to the Rumford United Methodist Church, c/o James Robertson, 724 Forest Ave., Rumford, ME 04276 in her memory.