Ida M. Dyer, 90, died after a short battle with cancer on May 7, 2014, at her daughter Faye’s home. She was born on Sept. 25, 1923, to Ralph H. Whitcomb and Lillian G. (Wilton) Whitcomb in Waldo. She was one of 15 brothers and sisters.

Ida was a full time home maker and with her husband, Robert, ran the Wagon Wheel Trading Post on Marsh Road until his death Jan. 29, 2004. She was a very independent and strong person. She never complained about being sick or in pain even at the end of her life. She was always a courageous spirit with such a small physical presence. She enjoyed all holidays, especially Christmas and being with family and the excitement of exchanging gifts and decorating. She enjoyed sewing, yard sales and collecting a variety of items. She always had country music playing whenever she was home. Her daughters will greatly miss her daily phone calls.

She is survived by daughters Roberta Martin and her husband Dick; Marilyn Dyer; Faye Cuzner and her husband Leonard; sisters Ella Bowden, Gertrude Whitcomb and Eleanor Stratton; brother William; grandchildren Teresa, Tammy, Tracy, Sandra, Sheila, Stephen, Samuel, Seth, John II, Michelle, Kimberly and Krystal; several great great grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years Robert; daughter Beverly; brothers Freemont, Eli, Frank, Carl, Lewis, Richard and Robert Whitcomb; sisters Alice Marshall, Eva Greenwood and Hazel Gallant.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 12, at Grove Cemetery in Belfast.

Memories and condolences may be offered to the family at Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home Belfast, Maine.