Claudia Murphy Ely of Williamsburg peacefully passed away on Friday, April 12, 2013 at the age of 91.
Claudia was a native of Richmond and a resident of Williamsburg since 1977. She enjoyed playing golf, watching sports, and being surrounded by her family.
Claudia was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, C.M. "Jimmie" Ely. She is survived by her four daughters: Lynne Eismann (Ken), Diane Howell (Bob) and Carol Ely, all of Williamsburg, and Joan MacReynolds (Mac), of Pilot Mountain, N.C.; three grandchildren, Jim Percy of Pittsburgh, Pa., Claudia Howell of Greenville, S.C., and Lauren Howell of Roanoke.
Survivors also include five beloved granddogs: Rigby, Trey, Goliath, Charlie and Missy, and one great-granddog, Newman.
The family received friends April 15 at Nelsen Funeral Home. A memorial service was held Tuesday, also at Nelsen Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Heritage Human Society, 430 Waller Mill Road, Williamsburg, 23185 or Hospice Support Services of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Parkway, Williamsburg, 23188. Condolences may be registered online at www.nelsencares.com