Dorothy U. Kidder


1918 – 2018


LEWISTON – Dorothy U. Kidder, 100, of Lewiston, peacefully passed away on Monday, Nov.19, 2018, at Russell Park Manor in Lewiston.  She was born in Mexico, Maine, on March 1, 1918, the daughter of the late Hayden and Uma (Thomas) Sargent. She grew up in the Roxbury area and attended local schools there.


In 1943, she married George Kidder and they started a family together. In her younger years, she worked for W.T. Grants in Rumford.  She was also a Sunday School teacher and played the drums in a band with several of the people that she knew in Roxbury. They played at several Grange Halls each week. Dorothy was a hard worker all of her life even though she didn’t work outside of the home after her marriage.  She was a loyal daughter and mother.  She took care of many sick people in her life and always had a very deep respect for her family.


She is survived by her daughter, Marla Eaves and her husband, Morris, of Summerville, S.C.; and her son-in-law, Charles Drinkwater of Lewiston. She also leaves behind her three grandsons, Eric, Scott and Marc Drinkwater, all of Lewiston. She was predeceased by her husband, George, in 1975; her daughter, Diane, as well as her two brothers, Hayden Jr. and Edward Sargent.


Per her request, there will be no services and interment will take place in the spring at Demerritt Cemetery in Peru.


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Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 70 Horton St., Lewiston.

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