Clarice (McGarry) Ash

Clarice (McGarry) Ash peacefully left us for heaven Friday, March 27, 2009, at age 92.

She was the beloved mother of John (Carole Jean Robinson) McGarry and loving aunt of Michael (Jill) Page, Pamela (David) Lane and Clarice (Ed) Novak. She is also survived by other relatives and friends.

Clarice had a distinguished career in both nursing and hospital administration. She proudly served as administrator of Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J., from 1952 to 1965. Her giving spirit was carried on in later life through volunteering for numerous community activities.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until the 7 p.m. memorial service Thursday, April 2, at Becker Ritter Funeral Home, 14075 W. North Ave. Brookfield. Private family cemetery services will be held.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Kunzi Family Pet Hospital are appreciated.

Becker Ritter Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 782-5330, or to leave an expression of sympathy, visit online at