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Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother, Wealthea Nason Clow of Las Cruces, NM, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 4, 2010.

Wealthea was born in Haverhill, MA, to Anna and Lester Nason, on November 24, 1928, and spent her childhood in Kingston. Married to John G. Clow of Wolfeboro on June 25, 1949, they enjoyed sixty years of adventures together, including relocating to Mesa, Arizona, in the late 1950s, a church mission to South Africa, and numerous travels throughout the continental United States, Canada, and Mexico. A graduate of Arizona State University with a degree in elementary education, Wealthea enjoyed her time teaching both in and out of the classroom. A few of her many hobbies and interests included knitting, sewing, quilting, gardening, canning, bird watching, and exploring new vistas.

Wealthea is predeceased by her parents, Anna Peck Nason and Lester F. Nason, and her brother, L. Farnsworth Nason. She is survived by her husband, John G. Clow of Las Cruces, NM; her brother, Lionel Nason, of Rancho Mirage, CA; her daughters, Wealthea Ann Clow, of Preston, ID, Patricia Clow, of Surprise, AZ, Susan Clow Holloway, of Center, CO, Tammy Clow Kennedy, of Chandler, AZ, Elisabeth Clow Stillson of Richardson, TX, and Melinda Clow Loya, of Las Cruces, NM; and her son, John Glendon Clow, of Mesa, AZ. Wealthea is also survived by eighteen grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Her joy in parenting also led her to become a foster parent, providing a home for children in need after her own children were grown.

A graveside interment took place on April 10 in Wolfeboro, followed by a celebration of her life on April 17 in Mesa, AZ. In lieu of flowers, Wealthea’s family requests that donations be made in her name to the Christian Family Care Foster Children program (www.cfcare.org).
Published on  April 15, 2010
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