AUBURN — Linda Ledger of New Gloucester, career teacher and volunteer EMT, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, at the Hospice House surrounded in her last weeks and days by a host of loving and caring family members and friends.

Linda was born in Presque Isle, July 10, 1947, the daughter of Harold and Ethelyn (Kelley) Haines. A 1965 graduate of Presque Isle High School, Linda continued her education at the University of Maine, Orono, receiving a BA in history in 1969.

Linda was a beloved first and second grade teacher at Memorial Elementary School in New Gloucester until her retirement in 2011. She also served for 39 years as an EMT with New Gloucester Rescue. For generations, both school children and persons in crisis were blessed by Mrs. Ledger’s sweet smile and by her calming and patient nature.

Linda and her husband James F. Ledger celebrated 40 years of marriage in 2012. Throughout her life, Linda enjoyed reading, sewing, singing in her church choir and relaxing at her camp at Moosehead Lake.

In addition to her husband, Jim, surviving family members include her mother, Ethelyn Haines; twin sister, Lynn and her husband, Jerry Tweedie, of Houlton; brother, Harold Haines Jr. of Bangor; brother, Richard Haines of Caribou; many cousins, nephews and nieces; and Linda and Jim’s beloved Golden/Irish Setter, Liberty.

Linda was predeceased by her sister, Susan Gross; brother-in-law, Terry Gross; and her father, Harold Haines Sr.

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