Donna C. Bedell, 59, gardener, loved to read

Donna C. Bedell, 59, of Ridgefield died on Friday, July 4, 2014 surrounded by her family after a battle with lymphoma.

She is survived by her husband Christopher Bedell and her son Chris Bedell.

Ms. Bedell was born on Oct. 2, 1954. She lived in Irvington, N.Y., for her childhood and teen years.

She graduated from high school at 17. She worked for Verizon where she continued working until the spring of 2003 when she retired. In 1992 she completed her bachelor’s degree in liberal studies at SUNY Purchase College.

Ms. Bedell married Christopher Bedell on Sept. 26, 1993.

After retiring from Verizon in the spring of 2003, she became a stay-at-home mom.

She was a member of The Caudatowa Garden Club of Ridgefield. During her time in the garden club she was recording secretary and vice president.

Ms. Bedell was also an avid reader. She enjoyed a wide variety of books from The Kite Runner, to Sue Grafton mysteries, and Janet Evanovich novels, to name a few.

A memorial service is planned for Saturday, July 12, at 11 a.m. at Jesse Lee United Methodist Church at 207 Main Street.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Regional Hospice of Danbury.