Alice Clayton

VERNON – Alice Bessie Clayton, 95, formerly of Jamaica, died peacefully the afternoon of Saturday, December 10, at Vernon Green Nursing Home.
Alice was born on April 1, 1927, on the Wright family farm in Jamaica to John and Mary (White) Wright. She was one of 20 children. She attended South Hill School in Jamaica. Alice lived at home until she met and married the love of her life, Bill Clayton, and was married 53 years until his death in 2008.
Alice was always happy being a homemaker and never worked outside the home. Although, when she was still living at home, she stuffed toy bears for Mary Meyer Toys.
One of Alice’s favorite things was picking berries along some country road or at a local orchard, then of course, making pies and freezing the rest for later. She loved cooking and trying new recipes she found in a magazine. She had many books with some of her favorite recipes pasted in them.
Alice loved going fishing for brook trout using a branch, fish line, and a hook; of course someone put the worm on for her. She would just laugh because she caught more fish with that branch than we had all day.
In the summer you would find Alice in the garden pulling weeds with a content smile. She loved doing puzzles, knitting, and looking at magazines to cut out her next recipe. She loved dogs and always had many of her own; she would dogsit for her daughter’s little dog and spoil them all.
On the weekends Alice loved going for a drive to visit family or going to yard sales with her daughter. She enjoyed very much the simple little pleasures in life.
Alice was preceded in death by her husband Bill in February 2008, and 19 siblings. She leaves behind a daughter, Maxine Rice, of Hinsdale, NH.
As per wishes of Alice, there will be no funeral services. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Windham County Humane Society, PO Box 397, Brattleboro, VT  05302. To share a memory or send condolences to Alice’s family visit

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