Nancy S. Ashford

Nancy S. Ashford, 92, resident of Weare, NH, died on October 11, 2016 at the CRVNA Hospice House, Concord, NH.

She was born on May 15, 1924 in Surry, NH, a daughter of Harrie and Ellen (Newton) Scripture. Nancy was raised and ed­ucated in Surry and Keene, and gradu­ated from Keene Teachers College.

She was an el­ementary school teacher in Milford for many years and later worked at the former Souhegan National Bank in Milford, NH.

Nancy was an avid gar­dener and enjoyed col­lecting bells and post­cards. She was a Sunday school teacher, a scout leader and volunteered at the Milford Historical So­ciety. In addition, she en­joyed travel and made five trips to Europe. She most especially loved spending time with her family and being a grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was predeceased by her husband Wayne Ash­ford, who died in 1977.

Family members in­clude her son and daugh­ter-in-law, Arnold W. and Toni Ashford of Manches­ter, NH; a daughter and son-in-law with whom she lived, Ellen and Dennis Cluche of Weare, NH; five grandchil­dren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

There are no visiting hours. A graveside ser­vice will be held on Saturday, Oc­tober 22nd at 10:00am in Riverside Cemetery, 454 Nashua Street, Milford, NH. Donations in her memory may be made to Breathe New Hampshire, 145 Hollis Street, Unit C, Manchester, NH 03101, Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire, 545 NH 101, Bedford, NH 03110 or CRVNA Hospice House, 30 Pillsbury Street, Con­cord, NH 03301. Arrange­ments are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Mil­ford, NH. To share a mem­ory or offer a condolence please goes to www.smith-heald.com.