ARTHUR D. KIDDER
LEBANON -- Arthur D. Kidder, 79, died April 8, 2010, at
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon.
He was born to the late Millard and Bernice (Tatro) Kidder on the family
farm in Lebanon. He attended Lebanon schools and began working on the
He enlisted in the U.S. Army where he proudly served during the Korean
War. After his honorable discharge, he began working in several
different machine shops, many years for Dartmouth College and later he
operated his own business, Lil' Lumberjack, with his son Peter,
processing and selling fire wood.
He married Lois Raymond on April 5, 1969, and they made their home on
the farm. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing,
camping, riding his four-wheeler and making maple syrup.
Family members include his wife of 41 years, Lois Kidder of Lebanon;
five children, Vicky Kidder of Loudon, Bernice Cahill of Litchfield,
Cynthia Riel of Palmer, Mass., Peter Kidder of Lebanon, and Damaris Geno
of Plainfield; three sisters, Emma Mae "Polly" Russell of Lebanon,
Catherine "Rye" Bannister of Lebanon, and Patricia Borneman of Canaan;
11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and
IN HIS LIFE: He was predeceased by two brothers, Harry M. Kidder and
Roger L. Kidder; and a sister, Constance "Connie" Pierce.
SERVICES: Calling hours are today from 5 to 7 p.m. at Ricker Funeral
Home, Lebanon. A graveside service will be announced at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to Norris Cotton Cancer Center,
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon
03756-0001; or Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice, P.O. Box 2209, New
Arrangements are by Ricker Funeral Home & Crematory of Lebanon.
(New Hampshire Union Leader, Manchester, NH, 10
Apr 2010, Page 8 - courtesy of Tedd Cocker)