LITTLETON — Angeline Woodward (Badger) Wilder, 96, of Harwood Avenue, Littleton, died at Apple Valley Nursing Home on Dec. 12. She was born in Hudson on Jan. 19, 1909. She was the daughter of the late Harris and Elizabeth (Loisel) Badger and was the wife of the late Harvey A. Wilder who died in 1972.
Wilder grew up in Hudson and Groton and was a graduate of Groton High School, class of 1927. She worked as a secretary for several years as well as a house cleaner.
She was married to Harvey Wilder on Aug. 19, 1933, and made her home on Westview Farm, a dairy farm located on the now Apple Valley Medical Center. She and her husband raised dairy cattle for a short time. It was there where she learned to pasteurize milk. The couple later picked up and delivered milk from area farms. She has made her home in Littleton since 1960.
Wilder was a member of the Groton Grange, The Rebekah Lodge #176 I.O.O.F., the Groton Neighborhood Club and both the Groton and Littleton Congregational Churches.
Wilder enjoyed Red Sox baseball, crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, reading, crocheting and most of all, she valued her family and cats.
Her survivors include a son, Richard H. Wilder of Tucson, Ariz.; a daughter, Rev. Cynthia Wilder of Littleton; five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was also the mother of the late Jean Sabin and Roger Wilder.
Funeral services will be held at the Badger Funeral Home, 347 King St., Littleton on Friday, Dec. 16 at 1 p.m. Burial will take place in the Groton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Littleton Scholarship Trust Fund or your local animal rescue league.