TOGUS – Lewis H. Ridley, 68, a resident of Lomie Rivers Road in Jay, died Sunday, Aug. 22, at Maine Veterans’ Hospital in Togus, Maine where he had been a patient for the past 3 weeks.

He was born Oct. 18, 1935 in Chesterville, Maine, the son of Dan and Evelyn (Robbins) Ridley. He attended school in Chesterville, Maine. He married Faye White, of Livermore Falls, in South Chesterville on June 29, 1962. She died April 8, 1997.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1955-1958. He worked at K&H Fosters for 22 years, in logging for 16 years, and then as a self-employed carpenter until his retirement.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, 4-wheeling and going to camp. He was a lifetime member of the Lane-Dube AmVets Post #33 of Jay, a member of the Wilton Masonic Lodge #156 and he also belonged to the Jay -Livermore Falls Hunting Club.

He is survived by his companion, Margo Kyes, of Jay; two sons, Stanley Ridley and his wife, Sheralyn, of Jay and Scott Ridley and his companion, Laura Elliott, of Chesterville; two daughters; Debbie Keevan and her husband, Patrick, of Moscow, and Sandra Fowler, of Livermore Falls; four grandchildren; Ryan and Patrick Ridley, Brian Fowler and Amy Jo Bushee; two great- grandchildren; a brother, Arthur Ridley, and his wife, Patty, of Wilton; three sisters; Doris Laplante and her husband, Lyle, of North Jay, Mildred Brown and her financ, Ken Knights, of Norway and Rachel Lepage, of Florida, and many nieces and nephews.

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