Clara V. Waldron

Clara V. Waldron

Clara V. Waldron

SOUTH WESTERLO — Clara V. Waldron lived her entire life in south Westerlo where she was active in the church and famous for baking “Clara’s Rolls.” She died on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, at Albany Medical Center. She was 88.

She was born on March 15, 1930 in Lambs Corners to the late Herbert and Grace Shultes Lamb. She graduated from the Greenville Central School District in 1947 and married the late Ward “Bud” Waldron Jr.

A lifelong resident of South Westerlo, Mrs. Waldron went to work at Balsam Shade and then at Baumann’s Brookside. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Norton Hill and of the United Methodist Women. She volunteered at the Elliot House Thrift Shop, where she was known by her peers as the Quality Control Specialist. She also worked as a Ladies Aid at the Lambs Corners Church.

“Clara was an amazing baker, and was widely known for making ‘Clara’s Rolls’,” her family wrote in a tribute. She enjoyed puzzles, swimming, reading, playing cards, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was an avid bird-lover, and enjoyed bird-watching. She loved her family and her dog, Cocoa.


Clara V. Waldron is survived by her sons, Gary Waldron and Janine, Curtis Waldron and Belinda, and Duane Waldron; her eight grandchildren, Diana, Leah, Jesse, Brent, Greg, Colette, Vanessa, and Keith; her two great-grandchildren, Taylor and Holly; her sisters, Margurite Duraski, Gladys Gridley, and Joan Badell; and many nieces and nephews.

Her parents, Herbert and Grace Shultes Lamb, died before her, as did her husband, Ward “Bud” Waldron Jr.; her sons, Michael and Barry Waldron; and her siblings, Marion Caubet, Doris Ormsbee, Herbert Lamb Jr., Frederick Lamb, and Esther Lamb.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, Nov. 16, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the A.J. Cunningham Funeral Home at 4898 State Route 81 in Greenville, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in the Locust Cemetery. Mourners may leave condolences online at

Memorial contributions may be made to the Asbury United Methodist Church, Post Office Box 599, Greenville, NY 12083 or to the Westerlo Rescue Squad, Post Office Box 12, Westerlo, NY 12193.

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