Eva M. Daby Pelkey

Eva Mary Daby Pelkey, 97, passed away on Thursday, July 5, 2018, at her home surrounded by her family in Lake Placid.

She was born on Sept. 7, 1920 in Lake Placid to David and Hazel Alford.

Eva grew up in Lake Placid. She graduated from Lake Placid High School in Lake Placid in 1938. She worked for Country Cousins as a secretary for many years. She also worked at Lake Placid High School as the secretary to the principal for many years.

Eva married her first husband Clyde Daby in 1939 in Lake Placid. They were happily married for 25 years when Clyde had passed away. Eva then married Stanley Pelkey in 1973 in Phoenix, Arizona. They were happily married for 25 years when he passed away in 1998. She enjoyed reading, various crafts, playing Skipbo, telling stories from her time growing up on the farm and being with friends and family.

Eva is survived by her son Dale Daby (Sandra) of Lake Placid; two step-daughters; her grandchildren Donna Daby, Dawn Daby Fitzpatrick (Timothy), Stefanie Daby, Toni Daby Vincent (Peter), David Daby (Wendy), Beth Daby; five step-grandchildren; her six great grandchildren; her two great-great grandchildren; and other cousins.

Eva was preceded in death by her father David Alford; her mother Hazel Morehouse Alford; her step-mother Rowena Sherman Alford; her first husband Clyde Daby; her second husband Stanley Pelkey; her brother William Alford; her son David Daby; her daughter-in-law Nita Richardson Daby; great-granddaughter Sierra Vincent; and several close friends and relatives.

There will be no viewing hours. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 9, at the Adirondack Community Church in Lake Placid. Burial will follow in the North Elba Cemetery with a memorial and reception held at 6012 Sentinel Road, Lake Placid following internment.

In lieu of donations, the family requests memorial donations be made to High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care, PO Box 840, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-0840 or Adirondack Community Church, 2583 Main St, Lake Placid, NY 12946. Condolences and memories may be left on M.B. Clark Inc. Funeral Home online guestbook at www.mbclarkfuneralhome.com.