Transcribed by Stephen Carroll Pearsall
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Cleoria “Cle” Veach Tilden, formerly of Swampscott, died June 16, 2006. She was born December 12, 1919, to Henry Jones Veach and Effie Mae (Harrell) Veach in Willard, N.C., the youngest of eight children.
She was married to Calvin S. Tilden on August 25, 1941, until his death January 11, 1999. They had three children, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren (and one is on the way).
A homemaker, Mrs. Tilden had also worked as secretary at the First Church in Swampscott for 12 years, then at Durkee-Mower (Marshmallow Fluff) for 25 years. The family members live all across the country and “Nana” and “Papa” maintained “stable base” at 17 Middlesex Ave., Swampscott, from 1947 to 2004 and at First Church, serving in many capacities from 1941 until their deaths.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, June 29, at 10:30 a.m. from the First Church in Swampscott, with interment to follow at the family plot in Hanover. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hedges Funeral Home of Camdenton, Mo.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the First Church, 40 Monument Ave., Swampscott, MA 01907.
Source: Marblehead Reporter, Marblehead, MA, Friday, 23 Jun 2006