NEW GLOUCESTER – Linda Ledger, career teacher and volunteer emergency medical technician, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Hospice House, Auburn, surrounded in her last weeks and days by a host of loving and caring family members and friends. Linda was born July 10, 1947, in Presque Isle, daughter of Harold and Ethelyn (Kelley) Haines.
A 1965 graduate of Presque Isle High School, Linda continued her education at the University of Maine, Orono, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in history in 1969. Linda was a beloved first and second grade teacher at Memorial Elementary School, New Gloucester, until her retirement in 2011. She also served for 39 years as an EMT with New Gloucester Rescue. For generations, both school children and persons in crisis were blessed by Mrs. Ledger’s sweet smile, and by her calming and patient nature. Linda and her husband, James F. Ledger, celebrated 40 years of marriage in 2012. Throughout her life, Linda enjoyed reading, sewing, singing in her church choir and relaxing at her camp at Moosehead Lake.
Linda was predeceased by her sister, Susan Gross; brother-in-law, Terry Gross; and father, Harold Haines Sr. In addition to her husband, Jim, surviving family members include her mother, Ethelyn Haines; twin sister, Lynn and husband, Jerry Tweedie, of Houlton; brother, Harold Haines Jr. of Bangor; brother, Richard Haines of Caribou; many cousins, nephews and nieces; and Linda and Jim’s beloved Golden/Irish Setter, Liberty.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at First Congregational-Christian Church, UCC, 19 Gloucester Hill Road, New Gloucester, with a fellowship gathering afterward in the church’s Vestry. Interment in New Gloucester will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to honor Linda’s memory are asked to consider a contribution to Linda Ledger Scholarship Fund, Town of New Gloucester, 385 Intervale Road, New Gloucester, ME, 04260. Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralaltenatives.net.