2014-07-11 / Obituaries

Ricky Dues

Ricky W. Dues, 62, of Ross Road, died of an apparent heart attack Wednesday morning, July 2, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Anaconda, Montana, on June 23, 1952, a son of Donald William and Alice Margaret (Bradley) Dues.

He grew up in California, Wyoming and Montana, and graduated from Powell County High School in 1970. Following high school, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he attained the rank of sergeant.

Following his discharge, Rick returned home where he became a meat cutter. After moving to Maine, he worked at a local grocery store where he met the love of his life, Cindy Ruth Bush, whom he married on Jan. 10, 1987. He finished out his career at BJ’s Wholesale Store as a general manger, retiring after 20 years.

Rick and Cindy hosted Annette, an exchange student from Germany. Annette never left Maine and became a member of the family.

Rick enjoyed his retirement and loved spending time with his grandchildren and family. He loved going to his grandchildren’s sporting events, fishing with them, and building things for them. “Bampa Up” took special pride in making their birthday cakes every year. He loved his dear wife beyond words. They enjoyed life together, especially their road trips.

Survivors include his loving wife of 27 years, Cindy R. (Bush) Dues of Kennebunk; his mother, Alice Dues of Great Falls, Montana; his son, Donald Dues of Great Falls; 4 daughters, Tammy Dues of Great Falls; Crystal Jones of Kennebunk, Jennifer Bruggeman of Clayton, Michigan, Carrie Coron of Kennebunk; his “exchange” daughter, Annette Meserve of Manchester, Maine; four brothers, Gary Dues of Great Falls, Randy Dues of Kensington, Kansas, Marty Dues of Nevada, and Cory Dues of Maine; a sister, Kandy Sonsteng of Great Falls; and eleven grandchildren.

In addition to his father, Rick was predeceased by a sister, Penny Larson.

There are no calling hours. A memorial Service was held on Monday, July 7, 2014 at Bibber Memorial Chapel in Kennebunk. Burial with military honors followed in Hope Cemetery, Kennebunk. Should friends choose, memorial donations in his name are encouraged to: The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Maine, 477 Congress Street, Suite M-1, Portland, ME 04101.

Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, Kennebunk.

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