Lucille “Lucy” Doris Brady Waidler, 88, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away Monday Nov. 23, 2020. She passed away peacefully surrounded by family members in her home.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 yrs, Earl Ray Waidler. She is survived by her daughters Laurie Bradley (Mark) of Sioux Falls, SD, Sharon Waidler (Matt) of Raleigh, NC and 2 sons Larry Waidler (Melanie) of Dawsonville, GA, & Kurt Waidler (Erin) of Naperville, IL; grandchildren Michael Waidler (Lisa), Jonathan “JC” Waidler, Ashly Waidler, Alex “AJ” Bradley (Alli), Adam Bradley (Sam), John & Owen Waidler, Jason Chytka, Julie Loziuk (Phil), Lauren, Taylor & Jordan Lively; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Her cousins Larry Pethick of Newtown Square, PA, Amy & Eric Graves of Wayne, PA & Ned & MJ Pethick of Ellicott City, MD.
Lucy was born in Chenango Bridge, NY. She graduated from Binghamton HS in 1950.
She married the love of her life, Ray Waidler, in 1953 following him with his IBM career. They lived in FL, AL & NY before settling in Atlanta, GA in 1966. Volunteering was always an important part of her life. She served as a volunteer for a variety of organizations including, Meals On Wheels and Red Cross at Dekalb General Hospital in Decatur, GA. In 1999, Lucy was a charter volunteer “earth angel” and donor with Angel Flight Soars based at Peachtree Dekalb Airport in Chamblee, GA. In 2000, She became a board member and helped rebrand the organization to what it is today. Her love for Angel Flight continues through her entire family who volunteer here today - almost 23 years later. When she wasn't volunteering she worked at Dekalb Technical College as an office administrator. She was a member of Shallowford Methodist Church (Atlanta, Ga) and Bethel United Methodist Church (Dawsonville, GA)
During the 1970’s, She and Ray began “weekend” stays at Athens Boat Club on Lake Lanier in Dawsonville, GA. In 2000, they permanently moved to Dawsonville. Lucy enjoyed entertaining and hosted frequent get togethers for friends in their new community, especially soup parties, fish fries, and playing cards. During the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic, she missed her weekly social gatherings with her ABC friends.
“Mootie” valued family and enjoyed a long and rewarding life. Gathering with family was her most treasured event… loving on grandkids and great grandchildren. She loved every holiday and came to be known as “Mrs. Claus” by many of her children’s friends.
We will miss her nurturing demeanor, smiling blue eyes, and infectious laugh.
A virtual memorial will be held on Saturday, December 5th, 2020 at 5pm EST. “You may join the Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 833 2806 4436
You are invited to submit a video message or photos to be included in the Memorial Service for Lucy Waidler. To submit a photo or video, go to https://share.vidday.com/o-nqjdza and submit by Fri, Dec 4, 2020 1:00 PM EST.”
In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to Angel Flight Soars (http://www.angelflightsoars.org), American Red Cross, Meals on Wheels, or Hospice of NorthEast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, Ga.
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