Clement A. Lyon Jr.
1923 - 2021
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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.




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Published in Union Leader on Mar. 7, 2021.
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April 7, 2021
In memory of Clem, we wish to honor his life's work for land & soil conservation, as well as his passion for horticulture with the tribute of 50 Memorial Trees to be planted in a forest in need, as shown below.

~Marie Jacques, Ann Marie Jacques & the employees of New England Audiology, Ellen Deres, Eric De Blaey, James Reardon & Nancy Robitaille
Marie Jacques, Ann Marie & employees of New England Audiology
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April 7, 2021
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March 29, 2021
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March 8, 2021
Bob - Saddened to hear of your Dad's passing. What a grand life story. May he be Soaring with the Angels
Bob - Saddened to hear of your Dad's passing. What a grand life story. May he be Soaring with the Angels
Garry Haworth
Coworker
March 7, 2021

To the Lyon Family:

On behalf of a grateful nation, and the Department of NH, VFW/Auxiliary District #7, we wish to acknowledge your loved one's service to our country, and send our deepest condolences on your loss.

District #7 Chaplain,
Cathy Burns
March 6, 2021
Clem was a good friend and a valuable member of the Congregational Church of Laconia, UCC while living in Gilford. The small Christmas tree that I bough from him just after building our new Gilford house in 1985 now towers over anything near it! Ruth, I am sure that you treasure your many years with Clem and Jean and I offer our prayers for your comfort and out of thanks for a life well lived.
DAVID FROST
Neighbor
March 6, 2021
Enjoyed many wonderful childhood times with the Lyon family on Loudon Road. Clem's garden, ice rink, front yard Christmas tree sales and trips to the dump are among my greatest memories. If we three Lewis kids weren't in our backyard, we were at Ruth and Clem's. Will be praying for you all.... Barry & Marie Lewis
Barry Lewis
Neighbor
March 5, 2021
So sorry to hear, but what a wonderful life! Please know that all of the Martin (Bud) and Martha (Martie) Colburn offspring are thinking of you at this time. Clem was best man at their wedding in 1946 (if I recall correctly) and they were so happy to be reunited with Clem and Ruthie in Gilford after the early days in New Boston.
Kenneth A Colburn
Friend
March 4, 2021
Uncle Clem with Judy (me) in New Boston, NH in 1943....he brought me the Navy and it became the occasion for a picture out on the back stoop. When Uncle Clem went into the Navy he had a full head of hair as you can see here. He served in the Pacific on a
Uncle Clem with Judy (me) in New Boston, NH in 1943....he brought me the Navy and it became the occasion for a picture out on the back stoop. When Uncle Clem went into the Navy he had a full head of hair as you can see here. He served in the Pacific on a destroyer and came back alive but without the hair. What a great treat to be his niece.
Judith Mulholland
Family
March 4, 2021
Uncle Clem meant so much more than most of us could ever express. His pure joy of living was infectious and his endless interest in everything and everyone impacted all who knew him. He was and remains one of a kind and he will be missed by all of us who had the honor to be part of his life. My younger sister Peggy and I were part of his wedding to Aunt Ruth all those many years ago. What a pair they made and what a life they have lived. He will live on in all of our memories and more stories than I can count. Sending love to all....Judy
Judith Mulholland
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