DANFORTH – Ardis A. Hayman passed away on Aug. 21, 2013, at home with her family and friends at her side after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Nov. 9, 1937, the daughter of Oris and Florence (Thomas) Bragdon in Danforth.
She graduated from Danforth High School, class of 1955. Ardis worked with her dad in Bradgon’s General Store for many years. She was a member of the Danforth Methodist Church and the treasurer of the UMW. She was an avid fisherwoman, especially lake trout.
She leaves behind her devoted husband, John, whom was her best friend. They had been married for 56 years! They were not blessed with children but have many nieces and nephews who they love very much, especially Tim and his wife, Elaine. She is also survived by four sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law, Mary Ann Bragdon of Old Town, Alberta Hayman, Allura Campbell, both of Brookton, and Faye and Albion Haymen, of Salem, Mo.; her church family; and her two beloved cats, Smokey and Bandit. She was predeceased by her parents, her only brother, Wendell Bragdon; and a nephew, Michael Bragdon.
A special thanks to Dr. Sussman, a true friend, Dr. Garrett and to Ardis’ other special friends.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Danforth United Methodist Church, Bancroft Road, Danforth. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate to the Danforth United Methodist Church, 244 Cropley Road, Weston, ME 04424; or to the Animal Orphange of Old Town, 71 Airport Road, Old Town, ME 04468. For an online memory book and to leave condolences please visit www.bowersfuneral.com.