Evelyn (Rideout) French - age 80, went home on the wings of a butterfly on October 3, 2019 at Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME after suffering a heart attack. She was born on September 16, 1939 to Lauren and Annie Rideout.
On January 14, 1957, she married the love of her life, Lloyd (Bucky) French. Together they purchased their Somerville home where they lived and happily raised their 6 children
After Bucky’s passing, Evelyn continued to carry on with the family traditions. She loved to cook and enjoyed all the holidays in the homestead with her children, their mates, grandchildren and great children. Her doors were always open. She loved lawn sales, auctions, card games, and a good conversation.
She is survived by her 6 children: Theresa (Tim) Grotton, Rita (David) Gower, Lloyd (Lori) French Jr ., Betty (James) Baker, Lisa (Gary) McCarty, and Richard French; grandchildren: Penny Grotton, Peggy (Grotton) Barrett, Theresa (Gower) Steeves, David Gower ll, Eric French, Amanda French, Lisa Baker, AJ Baker, Tanya (McCarty) Barrett, and Gary McCarty ll; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Kassidy, Bryana, Sophie, Larissa, Payson, Arabella, Taylor, Emersyn, Joshua II, and Leah; brothers: Ken ( Pat) Rideout and Ralph (Carolyn) Rideout; sisters: Lena Worthing, Katherine (Claustin) Lawrence, Dot Moulton, Irene Rideout, and Romana (Joseph) Dean; special brothers-in-law: Bill Sproul and Ed Trask.
She is predeceased by her husband of 41 years, her parents, 2 sisters Barbara Sproul and Annie Trask, 2 brothers-in-law Clayton Worthing & Andy Moulton.
Family & friends may visit from 5 to 7pm on Saturday October 5, 2019 at Plummer Funeral Home, 983 Ridge Road, Windsor, ME where a funeral service will be held on Sunday October 6, at 2:30 PM. Burial will follow at Sand Hill Cemetery, Somerville, Maine.