Angels Camp Centennial
Clayre Adele (Devlin) Quick
died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at
her home in Angels Camp. She
Mrs. Quick was born April 11,
1935, in Boston, Mass. to
Richard and Charlotte Devlin.
She has called Calaveras County
(Murphys and Angels Camp) her
home for the past 35 years. Mrs.
Quick was the beloved “child
bride” of Commander Jay. E.
Quick, U.S. Navy (retired) to
whom she was married for the
past 51 years.
She was a loyal and devoted
military wife who traveled to
wherever her husband was transferred.
Mrs. Quick truly believed
“that home was where the Navy
sends you.” She also believed
deeply in giving
w h i c h e v e r
she lived. Mrs.
Quick was a
Canal Zone and Mare Island.
She served as a Red Cross
emergency service volunteer who
deployed to floods in Wisconsin,
wild fires in San Diego and to
Baton Rouge, La., in response to
Hurricane Gustav as well as
responding to every single-family
home fire in Calaveras County
for 23 years, providing aid and
assistance to those families
affected by the fires.
Mrs. Quick served as president
of the Murphys Community Club
from 1982 to 1984. She was an
active member of the Angels-
Murphys Rotary Club and served
as the club’s first female president.
Mrs. Quick was also the founding
president of the Angels Camp
Centennial Rotary Club and for 22
years served as the coordinator of
the Calaveras Rotary Christmas
Food Basket Project which delivered
a Christmas dinner as well as
food for an additional week to
those in need throughout
Mrs. Quick is survived by husband,
Jay; her sister, Janet
McDermott of Billerica, Mass.;
daughter Andrea Jones and sonin-
law Charles “Chuck” of
Modesto; daughter Jane Quigley
Stefanini and her husband John of
Ashland, Mass.; two grandchildren;
and one great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by
her parents, Richard and Charlotte
Devlin; and her two brothers,
Richard and Edward Devlin.
Arrangements are being handled
by Angels Memorial
Chapel. Visitation will be held at
the chapel, 1071 S. Main St., in
Angels Camp from 3 to 7 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 18. Aprivate burial
will follow for family members
the following day at San Joaquin
Valley National Cemetery in
The family requests that in lieu
of flowers, remembrances in Mrs.
Quick’s memory may be made to
Hospice of Amador and Calaveras
or to a charity of your choice.