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Kenneth R. Stoodley

Lebanon, N.H. — Kenneth R. Stoodley, 79, died at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. He was born on June 20, 1934, to the late Gernald & Marguerite (Moffitt) Stoodley.

Ken grew up in Hanover where he attended schools. He later served with the Army National Guard. Following his discharge, he went to work as a brick/stone mason. Ken worked in the Upper Valley on various jobs such as Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital and many buildings for Dartmouth College. He had been a member of Brick Layer Local Union since 1955. He owned and operated Ken’s Country Store in Wilder, Vt. Ken was married to Marlene Knight who had predeceased him. He enjoyed visiting his camp to hunt and fish in Tunbridge, Vt.

He is survived by his three children, Steven Stoodley of Lyme, N.H., Brenda Lyman of Hartford, Vt. and Michael Stoodley of Lebanon; a sister, Ann Dutile of Canaan, N.H.; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a sister, Maxine Thornton and a longtime friend, Francis Maville.

Family and friends are invited to calling hours at the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. A funeral will be held on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Pine Knolls Cemetery in Hanover.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Special Olympics NH, 650 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03101-2508

An on line guest book is available by visiting www.rickerfuneralhome.com