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Ida Mae Niles, 85, of Old Town, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, February 3, 2018. Ida was born on September 22, 1932, in Hudson, Maine, the daughter of Benjamin F. Bubar and Sarah E. (Rogers) Bubar. She was the youngest of 15 children.
Ida also lived in Fort Fairfield on her family farm, where she met the love of her life, Jerry Niles, who was stationed at Loring AFB. They married and relocated to Orono, where they raised eight children. Ida was a devoted Christian, wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a master checkers player. She loved playing bingo, telling stories of her childhood, playing jokes on people, and music. She couldn't sit still if a snappy tune was playing.
She was predeceased by her loving husband, Jerome Ira Niles; her parents, Benjamin and Sarah; sisters and brothers, Margret, Ethel, Pauline, Mary, Richard, Beatrice, Eska, Joseph, Ransford, Fred, Luenett, Robert, and Bernice. She is survived by her eight children, Linda Lufkin of Kenduskeag, Jerome I. Niles, Jr. and his wife, Janice, of Milford, Duanne Niles and his wife, Lisa, of Old Town, Pauline Carter and her husband, Brian, of Old Town, Juliette Moleon and her husband, Robert, of Old Town, Evelyn Niles and her husband, Scott Cram, of Old Town, Sarah Niles and her partner, Jon Lugdon, of Bradley, and Leon Niles and his partner, Karen Mason, of Argyle; grandchildren, Lester, Scott, Robert, Julie, Edward, John, Adam, Matthew, Scott, Greg, Sherri, Jennifer, Britney, David, Bradford, Megan, Scott, Olivia, and Ruban; great-grandchildren, Nicole, Navaeh, Nathan, Ben, Demetrius, Alexis, Trever, Lilly, Connor, Millie, Naomi, Segan, and Scilla; her brother, Edward Bubar of Bradford; special nephew, Johnny Walker of Bradley; and several nieces and nephews.
Interment will be in the spring at Lawndale Cemetery.
Published on February 12, 2018
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