BETHEL—Lester E. Coolidge Sr., 77, a former Bethel resident, died Friday at the Barry County Medical Facility in Hastings, Mich., following a long period of failing health.
He was born in Cambridge, N.H., June 24, 1902, the son of Wallace and Mary Powers Coolidge. He had worked in that area as a traffic officer for the state of Maine and had lived in Michigan for the past one and one-half years. His wife, the former Marion Skillings Coolidge, died May 10, 1968.
Survivors include two sons, Lester Jr. and William, both of Hastings, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. Mae Dunham of Locke Mills; three brothers, Leland, Almon and Wallace, all of Bethel; seven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.