Williamsburg ñ Clara Nell (Reese) Bancroft, 88, passed away November
21, 2014. She was born February 24, 1926, in Chattanooga, Tennessee to
the late William and Clara Reese. Nell was a member of the
Williamsburg Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and
the Womenís Club of Williamsburg.
She is preceded in death by her husband, LtCol. Richard A. Bancroft
USMC (Ret); sisters, Evelyn Baker, Wilma Hester, Vivian Busby and
Eugenia Benson; and brothers, William and John Reese.
Nell is survived by her son, Richard A. Bancroft, Jr. of Flagler
Beach, FL; daughter, Ann and husband, Lee Freund of Montclair, VA;
grandson, Mark of Manassas, VA, grand daughter, Sarah and her husband
Ryan Costa of Charlottesville, VA.
Nell will be interred alongside her husband, Richard, at Quantico
National Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held December 3,
2014, 2:30 PM at Patriots Colony of Williamsburg. In lieu of flowers,
contribution may be made to the Semper Fi Fund. Bucktrout Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.