Vivian E. (Ridley) Waltein, 66, died Oct. 26, 2010, after a long battle with COPD.

She was born Jan. 22, 1944, in Dixmont, to William and Christine (Hustus) Ridley.

Before moving to Cottage Grove, Ore., she had lived in Brooks, Springfield, Mass., and Coos Bay, Ore.

Vivian is survived by her mother, Christine Ridley, of Brooks; three sons, David Sutherland Jr. and his wife, Phyllis, of Alton, W.Va., Fred Sutherland of Belfast, and Paul Sutherland and his wife, Patricia, of Coos Bay, Ore.; four siblings, Wendel Ridley and his wife, Joanne of Chicopee, Mass., Thelma Kenney and her husband, Leroy, of Waldo, Clifford Ridley and his wife, Pam, of Kenduskeag and Nancy Carrel and her husband, Walt, of Belmont; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her father, William Ridley; a brother, Leslie Ridley; and her life partner of 17 years, Jim Sellers.

A celebration of Vivian’s life will be held Sunday, Nov. 28, at noon at the Dixmont Snowmobile Club, Dixmont.