Rosamond "Roddy" Flanders Ashley Rosamond "Roddy" Flanders Ashley, 78, died June 5, 2010 at the CRVNA Hospice House in Concord. Born in Manchester on October 3, 1931 in Manchester she was the daughter of Lester and Janet (Stacy) Leathers. Roddy was a graduate of Manchester Central High School and Elliot Hospital School of Nursing. Roddy was predeceased by her first husband Robert W. Flanders in 1994; a son, Robert W. Flanders II (Chip) in 2002; her sister Janet LaPointe in 2008. She worked at her profession, at the Concord Hospital, NH Hospital, Havenwood Nursing Home and private duty nurse. During the 1960's she operated a pre-school in her home. Roddy was a member of many organizations including the St. Andrews Society of NH, Treasure Coast Scottish Society in Vero Beach, Fl, the NH Historical Society, NH Forest Protection Society and the Pierce Brigade. Survivors include, her husband Richard T. Ashley; her children and their spouses, Jef & Robert McDougall of Kingston, NH; Bruce and Niki Flanders of Washington, DC and Jay & Paula Flanders of Sunapee, NH; her stepchildren and their spouses, Lawrinda and Dave Griffith of Tacoma, WA, Scott and Stephanie Ashley of Concord, NH and Daryl and Mary Ashley of Sudbury, MA; her friend and confidant Joanne Dion; seventeen grand children and two great grand- children. Calling hours will not be held. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Port St. Lucie, Florida. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hold the Children Fund C/O United Methodist Church, 260 SW Prima Vista Blvd, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34983. The Bennett Funeral Home of Concord is in charge of the arrangements. Messages of condolence may be offered at www.bennettfuneral.com. Paid Obituary
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Published in the TC Palm on June 8, 2010