CLAYTON, CA (Mar. 6, 2023) — Merry Lou Pelletier of Clayton became an angel at the age of 72 on Feb. 7, at home surrounded by loved ones.
Merry grew up in Walnut Creek, graduating from Del Valle High School. She continued her education at Cal State Hayward, earning a degree in accounting.
She met the love of her life, Gary Pelletier, in Walnut Creek at the age of 18 and the two were married for 52 years. They have three daughters whom they adore: Nicole Judd (Parker Judd), Noelle Gould (Rich Gould) and Natalie Wray (Austin Wray). She was an amazing grandmother, lovingly called Mimi, to her five grandchildren, Jayden Gould, Noah Judd, Ryan Judd, Lily Wray and Hanna Wray, all whom she cherished. Throughout her life, she welcomed many other kids into her heart and home.
The city of Clayton will not be the same without Merry. She touched many lives as a city employee for 12 years and an active member of Clayton Community Church, serving faithfully as an elder and passionate prayer leader. Her big smile and open heart will be missed by so many.
A celebration of life will be held at a future date in March. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer’s Association or your favorite charity in her honor.