1908 – 2015

WINDHAM — Clista P. Loring, 107 years and seven months, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at Ledgewood Manor in Windham, where she had resided for the past 12 years.

Clista was born on Jan. 20, 1908, to Horace and Dora Ames Richards of Chesterville. She received her first five years of education in a one-room schoolhouse in Chesterville.

She was a loving wife to Ralph Loring for 61 years, before he passed away in 1990. They lived in Connecticut before moving to the Portland and Windham areas.

Clista worked at the Maine Medical Center in her younger years and after her marriage, she became a homemaker. She had a great fondness for her two cats, Rusty and Randy. She and her beloved husband spent many wonderful years in retirement.

Clista holds the distinction of the oldest Windham resident and was awarded the Boston Post Cane in 2012.

She was the last remaining child from a family of 14 children.

She was predeceased by four brothers Earl, Vance, Archie and Cony Richards; and nine sisters, Theda Hatch, Velma Hickey, Grace Warren, Vivian Houlihan, Flossie Gaucher, Gladys Casey, Lona Delassandro, Edna Houlihan and Myrtie Riggs.

Clista will be lovingly remembered by nephews, Raymond Richards Jr. of Sumner and Herb Hammond of Michigan; and nieces, Patricia Paro of Falmouth and Betty Korhonen of Livermore; and great-niece, Kathryn Leclerc of Turner.

The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Ledgewood Manor for all the loving care given to Clista.

For online condolences, please visit www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com.

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