Clement A Lyon Jr. age 97 passed away March 3, 2021 at The Havenwood Healthcare Center. He was born Dec. 5, 1923 in Burlington, VT the son of Clement A. Lyon Sr. and Sarah (Muncy) Lyon.
Clem grew up in New Boston and graduated from New Boston High School in 1941. He served in the Navy during WWII with the famed "Little Beaver" destroyer squadron. After attending Green Mountain College and UNH Clem had a career as a soil conservationist with the USDA. Upon retirement he was a partner in Retech, a land use consulting business, sold real estate, and ran a greenhouse business with his wife Ruth. Clem volunteered with the Boy Scouts and was a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award. While living in Gilford he was active in the Laconia Congregational Church (received the Churchman award along with Ruth) and the Gilford Rotary (Paul Harris award). In later years they moved to Loudon where he served on the town Planning Board.
Clem loved collecting old tools, woodworking, gardening, and traveling with his wife. He was a member of the Blazing Star/Eureka Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, and the American Legion.
He was predeceased by his parents, a sister; Josephine Bodwell, and nephew; Art Bodwell.
He leaves his wife of 71 years Ruth (Hayes) Lyon. Daughters; Mary Brochu and husband Richard of North Hampton and Susan Jacques and husband David of Loudon. Sons; Robert of Loudon and William Sr. and wife Rose of Milford, MA. Nieces; Peggy Adams and Judith Mulholland. Sisters in law; Jane Brown and husband David and Ann Burnside and husband Dick. 8 Grandchildren; Michelle, Jennifer, William Jr., Michael, Beth Ann, Jamie, Jackie, and Rachel and 8 great grandchildren.
No services are planned at this time. The family would like to thank the staff of the Havenwood Healthcare Center and the CRVNA Hospice for the wonderful care he received. The Cremation Society of NH is assisting with arrangements. To view an online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.csnh.com/obituaries