Nancy S. Ashford
WEARE - Nancy S. Ashford, 92, resident of Weare, died on Oct. 11, 2016, at the CRVNA Hospice House, Concord. She was born on May 15, 1924, in Surry, 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. 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; a daughter and son-in-law with whom she lived, Ellen and Dennis Cluche of Weare; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. . SERVICES: There are no visiting hours. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m. in Riverside Cemetery, 454 Nashua St., Milford, N.H. Donations in her memory may be made to Breathe New Hampshire, 145 Hollis St., Unit C, Manchester, NH 03101; Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire, 545 NH 101, Bedford, NH 03110; or CRVNA Hospice House, 30 Pillsbury St., Concord, NH 03301. Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm St., Milford, NH. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please go to www.smith-heald.com.
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