Clara Louise Pelkey

Clara Louise Pelkey, 82, of Jaffrey, NH died peacefully while surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Healthcare Center in Jaffrey.

Clara was born on Sept. 8, 1932, in Goffstown, NH, daughter of the late Henry and Maude (Putnam) Davis. She was raised and educated in Amherst, NH and graduated from Amherst High School in 1950.

Mrs. Pelkey worked for 25 years at D.D. Bean & Sons in Jaffrey before working at Millipore Corp. in Jaffrey and retired in 1990. Following Clara’s retirement, she was able to take part in reading, ice skating, volunteering with the Jaffrey Fire Department Auxiliary, dancing to Elvis songs and especially enjoying time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Clara was pre-deceased by her parents, Henry and Maude, and her loving husband, Clifford A. Pelkey, who died in 1980.

She is survived by her daughter, Robin A. Vose of Jaffrey; her two sons, Robert A. Pelkey of Jaffrey, and Randall A. Pelkey of Hickory, NC; her brother, Robert A. Davis of Amherst, NH; her sister, Beverley A. Pelkey of Marlborough, NH; her grandchildren, Shane Waldron, Sean Waldron, Travis Pelkey, Vanessa Pelkey, Jillian Pelkey, Corey Pelkey and Shannon Pelkey, as well as many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Services were held at the Cournoyer Funeral Home in Jaffrey. Burial will be in the St. Patrick Cemetery in the spring. Memorial donations can be made in Clara’s memory to the Jaffrey Firefighters Company, Inc., 138 Turnpike Road, Jaffrey, NH 03452, or to the Good Shepherd Activities Fund, 20 Plantation Drive, Jaffrey, NH 03452. To share condolences with Clara’s family, visit www.cournoy