Aagot Hinrichsen Cain Stambaugh


Aagot Hinrichsen Cain Stambaugh (Ricki), 85, of Scottsdale, Ariz., died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage on January 16, 2013.

Aagot was born in Maunaloa, Molokai, Hawaii, on August 5, 1927. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, her parents (Eunice Carter and Erik Christian Hinrichsen) sent her to Massachusetts where she graduated in 1945 from Abbott Academy in Andover. She continued her education at Radcliffe where she met her husband, John E. Cain Jr., who was attending Harvard.

Aagot and Jack were married on August 17, 1946, in Hawaii. They had four children before he died on October 5, 1962, of cancer. They lived in Weston.

Aagot enjoyed playing bridge, sewing, reading, snow skiing, boating, fishing, tennis, golfing and spending time on Cape Cod and the Islands. Aagot was active in The Skating Club of Boston and the Weston Golf Club. She was an active member of the Weston Garden club, and the Martha’s Vineyard Garden Club. She enjoyed the Boston Symphony and her volunteer work for the cancer society, Buddy Dog Society, and the Home for Little Wanderers. She was a trustee of Phillips Academy Andover. She worked as a realtor in Weston and lived there for 53 years.

Aagot married Armstrong A. Stambaugh in 1972 in Weston. She spent 40 summers on Martha’s Vineyard where she loved swimming from the Vineyard Haven Yacht Club dock. They spent winters in Scottsdale. She loved spending Christmas at the Hanover Inn in Hanover, New Hampshire. Her generous spirit will be sorely missed.

Armstrong A. Stambaugh, her husband, survives her.Aagot also is survived by her children, John Edward Cain III, Carolyn Cain Ware, and David Bradley Cain, and her three stepchildren, Susan Beaton, Sally Huber, and Betsy Warr. Eight grandchildren survive her, Monica Cain, Wendy Cain, John Cain, Leslie Cain, Nicholas Cain, Erika Cain, Adeline Cain, and Catherine Kilduff. In addition, three great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews, family and friends survive her.Her son Erik Christian Cain and her sister Dorothy Hauck preceded Aagot in death.

A graveside service will be held at 11 am at Linwood Cemetery in Weston on Saturday, August 3, followed by a reception at the Weston Golf Club at noon.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to First Congregational Church, PO Box 3000, PMB 3111, West Tisbury, MA 02575.