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Posted: Friday, February 8, 2013 9:00 am

Clayre Quick

Angels Camp Centennial

Rotary founder

Clayre Adele (Devlin) Quick

died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at

her home in Angels Camp. She

was 77.

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

back to

w h i c h e v e r


she lived. Mrs.

Quick was a

Navy Relief

Society interviewer


Norfolk, Va.,

the Panama

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

Calaveras County.

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

Santa Nella.

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.

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