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Originally published: 2013-03-07 14:19:47
Last modified: 2013-03-07 14:19:47

Cordelia Dellinger Kidder

Cordelia Dellinger Kidder, 90, of Crossnore passed away on March 5, 2013, at Life Care Center of Banner Elk.
A native of Avery County, she was born Oct. 20, 1922, a daughter of the late Theron Colbert and Lena Sloop Dellinger.
She was a member of Crossnore Presbyterian Church where she served as an Elder.
Kidder enjoyed gardening and geology and was very instrumental in her husband's archaeological work.
Along with her parents, Kidder was preceded in death by her sisters, Annie Laura Stewart, Ruth Palmer Loper; brother, William Colbert Dellinger.
Kidder has left to cherish her memory her husband, J. Edward Kidder of the home; sons and daughters-in-law, David D. and Jane Kidder of Freeport, Maine, Jonathan E. and Pamela Kidder, of Wake Forest, Paul M. and Terry Kidder of Atlanta, Ga., James H. and Melanie Kidder of Knoxville, Tenn.; sisters, Mary Agnes Smith of Orlando, Fla., Rachel Deal of Crossnore; 10 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Funeral services for Kidder will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossnore Presbyterian Church Window Project.
Words of comfort and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland is serving the Kidder family.

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