Emerson Clough, 95, of Bethel, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 at Norway Rehabilitation and Living Center.
He was born in Bethel, Dec. 17, 1917, the son of Robert and Mabel Bryant Clough. He attended school in Bethel then went to work on different farms or logging. He enlisted in the Army in 1941 and served in the European Theater of Operations. He saw action in Africa, Sicily, France, Belgium, Germany, and was discharged in 1945. After returning home, he worked in the woods, did some mining and when the opportunity arose, he went to work in the construction field as a laborer, retiring in 1979.
Since then, he has enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, and gardening. He was an active member of the American legion, and also belonged to the Laborer’s union and was involved in the John Clough Genealogy Society. On Feb. 1, 1947, he married Adaline Stetson and they celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary this year.
He is survived by his wife, Adaline; a son Theron and wife Susan of Hebron; three daughters Valerie (Cindy) Schroeder of West Baldwin, Rosalie Farnum and husband Steve of Harrison, Corinne (Connie) Lausier and husband Richard of Errol, N.H.; seven grandchildren: Russell Schroeder and Vikki Steele, Victria Day and husband Tommy, Erin Saxby and husband Marc, Coleen Pelletier and husband Heath, Janelle Mitchell and Harlan Plummer, Nick Lausier and wife Morgan and Caleb Farnum; great-grandchildren: Ashely Schroeder and Richard Chapman, Brooke Day, Riley, Jack and Sam Saxby, Collin and Jamison Pelletier, Thomas and Maxwell Lausier; great great-grandchildren: Kaylee and Richard Chapman; and also many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; brother, Roger (Pete); sisters Dorothy Gordan, Grace Morrill, Margaret Merrill and Mazie Kincaid; a half-brother Herman Bryant and a son in law Bruce Schroeder.
Thanks to Dr. Harbage and his staff, the staff at Stephens Memorial Hospital and Norway Rehab for their comfort and care. We would like to say a special thank you to Mabel and Frank for always being there for “uncle!” Online condolences may be shared with his family at www.chandlerfunerals.com.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 10 at 11 a.m. at the Jackson-Silver American Legion Hall in Greenwood (Locke’s Mills). A time of visitation and refreshments will immediately follow the service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, Maine, 04086.
Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Greenleaf Chapel, 37 Vernon Street, Bethel.