LINCOLN – Ephraim “Chip” O. Ryder Jr., 54, died unexpectedly from natural causes July 5, 2007, at his home. He was born July 22, 1952, in Lincoln, the son of Ephraim and Ada (Thibeault) Ryder Sr. Chip loved hunting, ice fishing, boating, drinking, smoking and “Hank.” He is survived by his children, Ephraim “Skip” Ryder III and Darcie McCormick of Bradley, Danielle Ryder and Errol Libby; their mother, Florence Ann Powers, all of Lincoln; Rayne Pickering and Mike Pond of Howland, Elijah Ryder, Aryn Ryder and Sonny Osnoe Jr., all of Lincoln; their mother, Sharon Pickering of Enfield; grandchildren, Brandon and Drew Ryder, Zackery and Rylee Ann Tellier, Kirsten, Maci and Kami Pond, and Ethan Osnoe; special friends, Judy Fleming and Keith Worster of Burlington, Linny and Ellie Libby, Lisa, Josh, Jake and Dustin, all of Lincoln, Addison and Debbie Smith of Chester; his many beloved dogs; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Chip was predeceased by his parents. Friends and family may gather for a memorial service beginning noon on his birthday, July 22, at Chip’s camp. In lieu of flowers, donations in Chip’s name may be sent to Penobscot Valley Humane Society, P.O. Box 73, Lincoln, ME 04457. Arrangements made by Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln. To leave condolences online, please visit www.clayfuneralhome.com
EPHRAIM ‘CHIP’ O. RYDER JR.
Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:19 p.m.