FARMINGTON — Nelda K. Doak, 90, died Jan. 19 at The Pierce House in Farmington.

She was born Feb. 19, 1920, in Salem, the daughter of Richard D. and Nellie Jones Keep. She attended a two-room schoolhouse in Salem as a young girl and moved to Rangeley, where she graduated from Rangeley High School. She was employed for many years by G.H. Bass & Co. as a sales correspondent. She was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Wilton. She belonged to the Wilton Historical Society, Colonial Daughters DAR, National Keep Society, was a life member and past president of Mt. Blue Garden Club, and was a member of The Red Hat Society. She was also a member of Wilton Chapter OES, Wilton Senior Citizens, Wilton Extension, Town of Wilton Republican Committee (ballot clerk and member), as well as Wilton FHM Auxiliary and Monday Club.

She enjoyed extensive traveling (here and abroad), painting, gardening, watching and feeding wild birds, sewing, knitting, and swimming at the UMF Fitness Center. For several years after retirement she had visits with her grandchildren. She will be remembered by her family and friends as a loving, generous person. She became a resident of Pierce House in 2008.

She is survived by a brother, Philip R. Keep of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.; a sister, Eleanor K Heilman of Boulder, Colo.; two grandchildren, John R. Doak and wife, Gwendolyn, of Wilton, and Stephanie A. Doak of Houston, Texas; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

She was predeceased by her son, Timothy; a sister, Mabel; a brother, Floyd; two nephews; one niece; two sisters-in-law; a brother-in-law; and former husband, Merrill Doak.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in Nelda’s memory to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church or Wilton Free Public Library.

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