Mary L. Ryder (1940 – 2013)
TEMPLE - Mary L. Ryder, 73, of Temple, died Aug. 26, 2013, loosing a courageous battle with cancer. She passed with her loving family at her side.
She was the daughter of Alden "Mike" Smith and Florence (Tracy) Smith. Mary was born in Wilton on May 5, 1940. She was educated in the Wilton schools, graduating from the Wilton Academy in 1958.
After graduation she moved to southern Maine and spent five years working as a Title 1 teacher aide. She returned to the Farmington area in 1978. She was employed at G.H. Bass for six years, then started working at Property Appraisal Services for 24 years during that time she trained to be a property appraiser. She then moved on to open her own appraisal company Franklin County Appraisals retiring in 2013.
Mary spent many hours of her free time volunteering at the Farmington Ski Club. She enjoyed being a ski school instructor and member of the board of directors. Mary also enjoyed helping in her grandchildren's classrooms. Mary could always be found helping others as a member of the American Legion and Emblem Club.
Mary is survived by her husband of 33 years Roger Ryder, daughters Melissa (Ryder) Jones and her husband Eric of Wilton, Deborah (Corson) Stebbins and her husband Randall of Gray, and son Michael Corson and his wife Rosia of Casco; her brother George Smith and his wife Bonnie; six grandchildren, Cristina and Jessica Corson, Lori and Kelley Stebbins, Andrea and Evan Jones; one great-grandson Brody Johnson, three nephews and two nieces.
She is predeceased by her parents, Mike and Florence Smith, a sister Barbara Phillips and a grandson Jason Stebbins.
Visitation will be held on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 at 11 a.m. Interment will take place at a later date at Lakeview Cemetery in Wilton. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Mary L. Ryder Ski School Scholarship Fund. Send to Titcomb Ski Club Education Foundation P.O. Box 43, Farmington Me. 04938. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com