YUMA, ARIZ., and LAMOINE, ME - Ludel M. Payson went home to be with the Lord surrounded by her family, February 27, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer. Ludel was born on Oct. 10, 1950, in Jonesport, ME, to the late Harold and Ruth Smith.
Ludel enjoyed traveling with her devoted husband of 39 years, Jerry. She also enjoyed playing cards, bingo and riding her bike throughout the park. She shared many special times and memories with close friends at Sun Vista RV Resort.
Ludel was predeceased by her brother, Rowland Polley. She is survived by her daughter, April Hartford and husband, Scott, and grandchildren, Benjamin, Alexander, Abbie and Emily; son, Bubba Payson and his wife, Suzan, and grandson, Kaleb; sister, Starr Frost and husband, Jeff; many special nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Maine. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Compassus, 1025 W. 24th Street, Suite 15, Yuma, AZ 85364, in memory of Ludel Payson.