Percy Adams Rideout
Marysville, Calif. — Percy Adams Rideout, Dartmouth class of 1940, died in Marysville, on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. He was 94 years old. Born in Ashburnham, Mass., he graduated from Cushing Academy before entering Dartmouth. While at Dartmouth he captained the ski team in his senior year.
He was drafted in 1942 and became a member of the Army’s elite mountain troops, the newly formed Tenth Mountain Division which remains active today. He was wounded in the Italian Alps in 1945, and returned home. For his valor he was awarded the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, and the Silver Star.
After The War he went to Aspen, Colo. Along with a collection of men from the Dartmouth Ski Team and from the Tenth Mountain Division, he was instrumental in the earliest phases of what was to become one of the foremost ski resorts in the world.
After marrying, he and his wife and two daughters moved to Yuba City, Calif. With the exception of five or six business related years in Continental Europe and San Francisco, he remained in Yuba City for the rest of his life. He farmed peaches, prunes and walnuts and enjoyed many active fun-filled years.