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Ida R. Atkinson

January 28, 1912 — July 18, 2014

Ida Atkinson passed away at the Elizabethtown Community Hospital Friday July 18, 2014 at the age of 102,
Ida was born in Trout Pond, town of Chesterfield on January 28, 1912 to Orrin and Susan McCann Rumney. Between Ida and her father their lives spanned 157 years, her father having been born in 1857.
While growing up on the family farm in the Trout Pond area, Ida attended the local one room schoolhouse and during severe winter wearher the students would attend class at the Rumney home since the teachers usually boarded there at the Rumney farm.
Ida left the family farm at age nineteen when she married her first husband, John Davis and moved to Willsboro where she lived until her death. In the early 1940's she worked at the Willsboro High School as an assistant to the Home Economics teacher delivering lunches to the individual classrooms before there was a cafeteria. In 1946, she went to work at the Sportsman's Dinette in Willsboro for Harold Perkett and John Remancus as a cook. She worked there for 19 years and remarked once that she made over 2000 pies each year. The owners called her a true Adirondack cook with a great recipe for venison mincemeat pie.
For many years Ida thoroughly looked forward to having lunch with her friends at the Senior Nutrition Site in Essex, New York. She maintained her own home until just before her one hundredth birthday, walking to the nearby store and the post office with a lively gait.
The last two years she has been under the care of Faye Reynolds and more recently the loving care of Yvonne Ashline. The family deeply appreciates that care.
Ida had the distinction of being the most senior lady in Essex County, N. Y. .
Ida was pre-deceased by her two brothers and two sisters plus her three step brothers and two step sisters, her first husband John Davis (1966 ), her second husband J. Fabian Martin ( 1983 ) and her third husband Donald Atkinson ( 1997). She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Father Raymond Moreau of St. Philip of Jesus Catholic Church in Willsboro will conduct a graveside service for Ida at the Calvary Cemetery in Willsboro, N. Y. on Tuesday July 29 at 10:00 a.m..
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Marvin-Heald Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.
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