Lora M. Underwood

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Claremont, N.H. — Lora M. Underwood, 98, of Baker Street in Claremont died Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at her home following a period of failing health. She was born in Springfield, Vt. on Sept. 19, 1919 the daughter of Ervin C. and Blanche C. (Johnson) Balch.

She was a graduate of Springfield High School, Class of 1938. Lora had been employed by Sylvania in Hillsboro, N.H. and later worked as an inspector at Tambrands in Claremont where she retired from in 1982. After her retirement she helped to cook at the Claremont Senior Center. She was the widow of Maynard Underwood.

Members of her family include two daughters, Carol Wilson and her husband Bruce, Claremont, Marilyn Page and her husband, Lloyd, Deming, N.M.; a son, Berley Underwood and his wife, Eleanor, Hernando, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren and thought very highly of her great-great-grandson, Adryan; a sister, Dorothy Litchfield, Eatonville, Wash.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Elizabeth Caron; a sister, Alice Quimby; three brothers, Harold Balch, Donald Balch, Brigadier General, retired, USAF, and James Balch.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 11 at Trinity Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Peter Nelson, rector, officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Friends may call at the Roy Funeral Home, 93 Sullivan Street on Tuesday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made either, Trinity Church Building Fund, 120 Broad Street, Claremont, NH, 03743, Claremont Senior Center, 5 Acer Heights, Claremont, NH 03743 or Lake Sunapee Visiting Nurse/Hospice107 Newport Road, New London, NH 03257.

You are invited to share a memory of Lora with the family or leave a message of condolence in the family guest book at www.royfuneralhome.com.