Mildred Clendenon

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Mildred Powell Clendenon, 98 years old, a former member of the Henry Lee Genealogy Society, widow of Walter Fox Clendenon, died Sunday, February 28, 2010.
Survivors are a son, retired civil service employee and retired Reserve Navy Captain Claude Eugene Clendenon and his wife, Kay, of Norfolk, Va. There are two grandchildren and their spouses; Anne Laura and Tim Miles of Lynchburg, Va. and Kerry Eugene and Nancy Renwick Clendenon of Richmond, Va. Also surviving are twin great grandsons, Walter and Oliver Clendenon; a great granddaughter, Frances Grace Clendenon and another great grandson, Rutledge Martin Clendenon, all children of Kerry and Nancy Clendenon.
Mrs. Clendenon was predeceased by her daughter, Dr. Nancy Ruth Clendenon.
Mildred was born in Gates County, grew up in Ahoskie and graduated from Ahoskie High School in 1929. Living in Norfolk since 1942, she worked and retired from Leigh Memorial Hospital in 1976 after 31 years of service, all the 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. shift in the newborn nursery. She loved those babies – every one of them and there were many, many, many diaper changes. Were you one of those babies?
Mrs. Clendenon’s ashes will be entombed in the family plot in the Ahoskie Cemetery in a private service at a later date. If desired, donations may be made to a charity of choice.
H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel is assisting the family.
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