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Claudia A. Headwell

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VALLEY FALLS, N.Y. -- Claudia A. Headwell, 67, of Lee’s Crossing Road, died peacefully, Monday, July 1, 2003 at the home of her granddaughter in Clifton Park. She was the widow of Raymond C. Headwell, who died June 23, 2002.

Born Wednesday, July 3, 1935 in Sandgate, Vt., she was the daughter of Edison and Helen Nyrhinen Smith.

Claudia graduated from Cambridge Central School and worked for Asgrow Seed Company. She and Ray married on April 21, 1956 and moved to Valley Falls in 1957.

In 1968, Claudia and Ray founded the Xero-Fax Corporation of Albany and Claudia was in charge of secretarial duties.

She enjoyed softball, bowling, making ceramics, doing counted cross work and playing the lottery. She even won occasionally. Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Julia and Michael Merriman of Buskirk; a son and his wife, Herbert and Stacey Headwell of Brunswick and Easley, S.C. ; six grandchildren, Jason, Lindsay, Ashley, and Angelina Merriman and Thomas and Reagan Headwell; two brothers and their wives, Harley and Dorothy Smith of Camden Valley and Harold and Sally Smith of Salem and several nieces and nephews.

Friends and relatives are invited to call on Friday, July 4 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Ackley & Ross Funeral Home, 73 West Main St, Cambridge.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 5, 2003 at the funeral home. Rev. Michael Benoit, pastor of the Cornerstone Stone Fellowship, Hoosick Falls, will officiate. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Salem.

The family request memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 260 Osborne Road, Loudonville, N.Y. 12211.
Published in Bennington Banner on July 3, 2003
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