JODY A. PARDOE LEBANON, N.H — Jody Ann (Ducharme) Pardoe, a long time resident of Plainfield, N.H., and recently of Lebanon, passed away in the comfort of her home surrounded by her family, on Sunday, June 10, 2012, after a long battle with kidney disease, NSF (nephrogenic systemic fibrosis), and more recently, congestive heart failure. Jody was born in Lebanon, on March 18, 1963, to Roger Ducharme and Pamela Hutchins. She attended Norwich, Vt. and Newport, N.H. schools and graduated from Lebanon High School in 1980. She attended New England School of Hair Design in Claremont, N.H., and received her cosmetology license. On Oct. 8, 1982, she had a daughter, Alicia Rawson, from a previous marriage. She worked as a waitress through cosmetology school, worked at Carter’s in Lebanon. During that time, she met Peter “Rusty” Pardoe at the Sure Shot Arcade in Lebanon, whom she married on July 5, 1985. She and Peter owned and ran the Fox hole, from 1984 to 1992. During that time, Jody and Peter bought Meriden Hairstyling, where Jody was the manager and the sole beautician. On Feb 7, 1991, a son, Jeremy was born. Peter and Jody opened and ran Pardoe’s Custom Engraving in Lebanon for a short time. Jody worked for a number of years at Moderne Beauty Shop in Lebanon until it closed, then worked for the Beauty Boutique until she could no longer work due to health issues. Jody was a free spirit. She enjoyed 80’s hair-band music, especially Bon Jovi, having been to many rock concerts in her youth. One year she and her cousin Melissa drove to N.J. to find his house. She also enjoyed the beach, video games, bingo, going to Foxwoods on Mother’s Day with her best friend, Rita, playing golf, going to the drive-in movies, watching her kids sports games, and more recently, playing computer games with online friends, watching TV, especially Lost, True Blood, and Ghost Hunters. She was a fan of good comedy shows as well. Jody loved to laugh. Jody was also a huge Michael Jordan fan. The first time she went to see him play in Boston, he was out on injury. But she did get to see him play finally with the Wizards before he retired. Even though disabled in her recent years, she especially loved the times when she was able to babysit her grand daughter, Jayden before she became unable to due to her health. Jody had struggled many years with health problems, including kidney failure, having undergone years of dialysis treatments and having two kidney transplants. She suffered the past six years with a rare disease, NSF (nephrogenic systemic fibrosis), which progressively worsened over the years, ren dering her disabled, and most recently with congestive heart failure. But through the years of fighting these health issues, she did so with courage, determination, and humor, with her husband by her side until the end. Jody and Peter participated in the first paired kidney exchange in N.H. on Sept. 13, 2006 at DHMC. It was her second transplant. To read more on this, Google “Pardoe Kidney Swap.” They then were featured on the Geraldo at Large TV show. Jody is survived by her husband, Rusty, of Lebanon; father, Roger & stepmother, Donna Ducharme, of Newport, N.H.; mother-in-law, Elizabeth Pardoe of Lebanon; father-in- law, Peter and wife, Bette Pardoe, of Alna, Maine; her daughter and son- in-law, Alicia and Jerrod Foster of Plainfield, and their daughter, Jayden; her son, Jeremy of Lebanon, and his girlfriend, Megan Jason of Hartland; her half-sister, Lori and husband, Nathan Richer, half-sister, Roberta Kurtz and family; her half-brother, Peter Manning and family; brother-in-law, David and wife, Wendy Pardoe; sister-in-law, Cathy and husband, Joe Porcello; and many aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to calling hours at Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon on Friday, June 15, 2012, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. A celebration of her life will be held at the Meriden Congregational Church on Saturday, June 16, 2012, at 5 p.m. The family has requested those attending to wear casual or Hawaiian attire. Jody also liked the color purple. Green and purple ribbons will be handed out for organ donor aware ness. “Be a hero, be an organ donor.” In lieu of flowers, donations in Jody’s memory can be made to the Phillip Read Memorial Library in Plainfield, or the Plainfield Recreation Department, Town Office, Meriden, N.H. Arrangements are by Ricker Funeral Homes & Crematory of Lebanon.