MEREDITH — Doris L. (Clarke) (Clinkard) Stone, 93, passed away, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at Golden View Healthcare Center.
Doris was born in Boston on Jan. 1, 1920, to Arthur and Hazel (Daley) Clarke. She was raised by her adoptive parents, Alfred and Mary Louise (Clarke) Clinkard in Arlington, Mass., and she graduated from Melrose High School, class of 1938.
She was a graduate of the Leland Powers School of Theatre, in Boston, and served on the faculty for many years. She was employed as a director for many community theater groups and schools in the Boston area.
Mrs. Stone and her husband, George, resided in Winchester, Mass., for 23 years before moving to Meredith in l970 where she worked for the Meredith Chamber of Commerce for 14 years. She was also a member of the Meredith Congregational Church.
Doris treasured the experiences she had and the friendships she made during her 53-year membership of P.E.O.
Her family members include a daughter, Nancy and her husband Ross Deachman, of Holderness; a son, George R. Stone Jr., of Manchester; two grandchildren, Amy Deachman of Holderness, and W. John Deachman and Karen (Dalton) Deachman of Bedford; three great-grandchildren, Victoria Livingstone, Jessica Deachman and Peyton Deachman; many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her dear friend, Charlie Chatterton and his family.
She was predeceased by her husband George R. Stone in 1989; and by five brothers, Arthur, Bill, George, John and Alfred Clarke; and one sister, Helen (Clarke) MacDonald.
A graveside committal service will be held in the spring at Oakland Cemetery, Meredith Center Road, Meredith, in the spring at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations in Doris's name can be made to: P.E.O. Chapter G., PO Box 503, Meredith, NH 03253
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Doris's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com