Walter E. Kidder Jr.


CANMER, KY. – Walter Edwin Kidder Jr., 72, died Oct. 24, 2005, after a brief illness.

He was born Sept. 23, 1933, in Dixfield. He and Roberta moved from Lehigh Acres, Fla. to their new home in Canmer, Ky.

Mr. Kidder retired from the Air Force after 23 years of service as a senior chief master sergeant in civil engineering, with numerous awards and commendations.

Though he resided in Florida for 30 years, he returned to his home town of Dixfield yearly to fish, hunt and visit family and friends. He was a lifetime member of the local American Legion Post 0100 and Rumford Lodge of the Elks 862.

He is survived by his companion and traveling partner, Roberta Yates; his son, Shane Kidder of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; grandson, Charlie Trojan of Cape Coral, Fla.; his half-brother, Martin Byrne of Reibate Surry, England; and his beloved constant canine companion, Squirt.