OBITUARY

Nancy L. Ramsey

July 13, 1942January 7, 2021

Nancy L. Ramsey 78, a longtime resident of Drewsville, NH, passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at the Maplewood Nursing Home, Westmoreland, NH, following a period of failing health due to Alzheimer’s Disease.

Her parents, Jesse D. and Marjorie O. (Jennison) Pickering, welcomed their daughter into the world on July 13, 1942 in Bellows Falls, Vermont. Nancy grew up and spent all of her life in Walpole. She was valedictorian of the 1960 graduating class at Walpole High School. Nancy worked with the United States Postal Service at the Walpole Post Office for twenty-one years. Prior to that, she spent several years at the Savings Bank of Walpole. She was a lifetime member of the First Congregational Church of Walpole. Nancy’s first love was spending time with her husband and family. She also loved going to country music concerts, camping with their RV, watching horse and oxen pulls and attending sporting events. She and David traveled to all 50 states as well as several other countries. Many summers were spent camping and visiting family in Nova Scotia. She will be greatly missed by many, especially her husband of 59 years, David H. Ramsey of Drewsville; her children, David L. Ramsey and his wife, Jackie, of Concord, NH, Deborah L. Clark and her husband, Harry, of Alstead, NH, Kimberly R. Anderson and her husband, Ted, of Walpole; eight grandchildren Todd, Travis, Trevor, Richie and Jon Clark; Robin and Raymond Ramsey; and Savannah Anderson. Five great-grandchildren, Lillianna and Ella Clark; Carter, Rylee and Norah Clark; two brothers, Austin Pickering of Walpole, Russell Pickering of Drewsville; two sisters, Barbara White of Marlow, NH, Judy LaFontain of Keene, NH; and many nieces, nephews and extended family members. She was pre-deceased by her parents and youngest sister, Joan Swett.

Nancy’s family is grateful to the Castle Center in Keene as well as many family members that assisted with her care over the years. The last two years, she has been lovingly cared for by the staff at Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland. A graveside service, open to all, will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 11:00am in the Village Cemetery, North Road, Walpole. All those in attendance are required to wear facemasks and to maintain the physical distancing requirements. A memorial and celebration of life for Nancy will be held at a later date in the First Congregational Church of Walpole. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mrs. Ramsey’s memory to the Maplewood Activity Fund, Attn: Kendra Pahl, 201 River Road, Westmoreland, NH 03467 or the First Congregational Church of Walpole, PO Box 393, Walpole, NH 03608.

Services

  • A graveside Service

    Saturday, January 16, 2021

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Patricia Targett

January 13, 2021

I felt fortunate to spend many hours with Nancy at the Castle Center. She had such a bright smile and enjoyed our many activities...especially dominoes and bingo. My condolences to David and to the rest of the family.

Pat Targett

Bruce Sherwin

January 13, 2021

From the Sherwin family to the Pickering and Ramsey families -
We are very sorry to learn of Nancy's passing last week. Our family has many fond memories of the Pickering family and of David (known as "Jetty" to those of us that were fortunate to have worked with him at the Walpole IGA a few years back). We are thinking of you all again because of this sad event. The silver lining here is that this has helped us to stop to remember so many great people, places and events that relate to Nancy and David and their family. It is so nice to ponder those great days from our mutual pasts again. With sympathy and gratefulness - The Sherwin's (Bill, Bruce, Barney and Mary)

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY