Clyde Anthony MacQueston 69 of Keene died peacefully on December 10, 2010 after a period of failing health surrounded by those who loved him.He was born the son of Marie (McIver) and Leonard R. MacQueston on March 7, 1941 on Mare Island, in Vallejo, California. The family returned to New England and settled in Troy, NH. where Clyde completed his education at Troy, High School Class of 1959On May 20, 1978 he wed Alta M. Bowen in Roxbury, NH. They have been happily married for 32 years.Clyde worked at Peoples linen Rental in Keene, NH. For 30 years and retired as one of the proprietors in 2000.
He was a man of honor serving his country in the United States Marine Corps. He enlisted in 1961 during the Vietnam War and completed is enlistment after four years in 1965. His service was completed with an Honorable Discharge at the rank of Lance Corporal. Clyde and Alta have lived in Keene for the past 21 years and in Roxbury prior to that. Clyde was a great friend and inspiration to many people. He was always quick to lend a hand. Besides family and friends he loved old cars antiquing and martial arts. He was always tinkering with something and lived by one of his fathers favorite motos “I can fix anything but a broken heart but I’ll give that a try to”.
Clyde is survived by his wife Alta M. MacQueston of Keene. His six children; Sandra Sandburg and her husband Warren of Keene, Debbie Garland and her husband Tim of Keene, Bibiane Breaux and her husband Mark of Lafayette, Louisiana, Steven MacQueston and his wife Megan of Portsmouth, R.I. Dawne Williams and her husband David of Keene, Jesse MacQueston and his wife Tabitha of Keene. He leaves a brother Mike MacQueston and his wife Debbie of Winchester. Clyde, was referred to as grampy, grandpa or pop also leaving several loving grandchildren and great grandchildren. His presence will be missed by his nieces, nephews, extended family and numerous friends. Clyde is pre-deceased by his parents, a son Kevin MacQueston and his siblings; Leonard MacQueston Jr., Marylen MacQueston and Edith Devine and goog friend “Grand Pap Mope. Calling hours will be held on Monday, December 13, 2010 from 5 to 8p.m. A celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 10a.m. all in the funeral home. Burial will follow at Monadnock View Cemetery, Park Ave. Keene. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, at the request of the family monitory donations would be preferred to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105.