PRESQUE ISLE – Loomis Dudley Ashby, 93, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2007, at the Maine Veterans’ Home, Caribou. He was born May 1, 1914, in Fort Fairfield, the son of Fred and Myrtie (Haley) Ashby. Dudley attended and graduated from Presque Isle High School and the University of Maine at Orono. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and was stationed in Panama. He was the first pilot for the Maine Forest Fire Watch. He worked on engines on the power dams in the woods, for Maine Public Service. Dudley was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed spending time in the Northern Maine woods and the Millinocket Lake Area, and also worked as a guide. He loved to read and traveled the world through books. Most recently he lived in Fort Fairfield, but truly enjoyed visits from his friends from Echo Lake and Green Ridge. He is survived by three generations of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, James Hanlon Ashby; and a sister, Hope Elizabeth Underwood. A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at Gracelawn Memorial Park, Auburn. A Mass in memory of Dudley will be said 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Presque Isle. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library, 39 Second St., Presque Isle, ME 04769 or to the Maine Veterans’ Cemetery, 37 Lombard Road, Caribou, ME 04736. Arrangements are in the care of Duncan-Graves Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed at www.duncan-graves.com